Andrej Babis (l) and VIktor Orbán – Photo: MTI

Orbán welcomes former Czech PM Babis’s acquittal in EU funds fraud case

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has welcomed that former Czech premier Andrej Babis has been acquitted of charges of fraud involving European Union funds.
9. January 2023 16:47

Babis had been accused of unlawfully securing 50 million Czech koruna (EUR 2.1m) in EU funds through one of his companies for the construction of a leisure centre more than ten years ago.

“Glad to see that facts still matter!” Orbán said on Twitter in reaction to Monday’s verdict by the Prague Municipal Court. “My best wishes to AndrejBabis. Keep on fighting!” Orbán said.

Babis is a candidate in the Czech presidential election whose first round is to be held on Jan. 13-14.

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