State attorney drops charges against Czech PM Babiš

The Czech Republic’s chief state attorney, Martin Erazim, has confirmed a decision to halt an investigation into alleged corruption carried out by the country’s prime minister, Andrej Babiš.

Two weeks ago, the state prosecutor Jaroslav Šaroch halted the investigation against Mr Babiš, who was facing charges in connection with a two million-euro subsidy granted for building the Stork’s Nest conference centre outside Prague, as well as accusations of conflict of interest over EU funds paid to his company Agrofert.

According to Mr Erazim, Agrofert met the requirements to receive EU grants.

“The evidence gathering led to the conclusion that Stork’s Nest met the definition of a small and medium-sized business,” attorney Martin Erazim said in a statement.

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