Halting of Czech PM Babiš’s prosecution in Čapí Hnízdo case comes into force
Čapí hnízdo in Olbramovice via Wikimedia / Richenza

Halting of Czech PM Babiš’s prosecution in Čapí Hnízdo case comes into force

Prague, Sept 18 (CTK) - The halting of prosecution of PM Andrej Babiš and others in the Čapí Hnízdo suspected EU subsidy fraud case has come into force as none of the parties involved filed a complaint against the Municipal State Attorney Office's (MSZ) decision, its spokesman Ales Cimbala told CTK today. Justifying the decision, the state attorneys say the Farma Čapí Hnízdo company met the criteria of a small or medium-sized company and was rightfully assessed as eligible for the 50-million-crown EU subsidy it gained in 2008. "We do not register any complaint filed by an authorised person against the resolution on halting the criminal prosecution. Consequently, we can state that the decision came into legal force on September 17, 2019," Cimbala said. The organisers of demonstrations against Babiš and for judiciary independence from the Million Moments for Democracy NGO demand that the state attorney's office release the complete ruling on halting the PM's prosecution, association chairman Mikulas Minar said in a video recording today. The NGO insists on its demand that Babiš end as the head of government. Babiš refused to answer the question whether he could release the attorneys' document himself to dissipate doubts. "I will not…

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