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Billionaire Czech premier hits back at EU scrutiny

Bloomberg |
6 June 2019

Czech billionaire prime minister criticized the European Union for an audit that found him in a conflict of interest, calling the draft an attempt to destabilize the nation he runs. Under increased pressure, Premier Andrej Babis has shifted his rhetoric from having a pro-European attitude to a sharp criticism of the bloc that is scrutinizing his ties to business conglomerate Agrofert. "I will certainly ask Mr. Juncker how it's possible that he has such incompetent auditors," Babis told reporters on Wednesday.