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Zeman to shield Babis from prosecution

Zeman to shield Babis from prosecution - Czech Points

Czech President Milos Zeman effectively ended the threat of criminal charges against Prime Minister Andrej Babis, saying he’d use his constitutional powers to stop prosecutors from reopening a fraud case against his billionaire ally.

Babis, the second richest Czech and the country’s most popular politician, has been dogged by accusations that a company he founded misused European Union development funds. While he denies wrongdoing, the case triggered the biggest anti-government protests since the fall of the Iron Curtain and prompted a wide swath of political parties to shun cooperation.

Read the entire article, written by Lenka Ponikelska at Bloomberg