Financial daily: incomplete and untrue information was provided in Stork’s Nest application for EU funds

Incomplete and untrue information was put forward in applying for EU subsidy funds with regards to the Stork’s Nest hotel and recreation complex, according to financial daily Hospodářské noviny. According to the paper, citing the findings of the investigation by OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office, the matter could constitute fraud, in line with findings by the Czech police, which charged 11 people including Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, in the case.

The prime minister and his deputy party leader Jaroslav Faltýnek are currently protected by parliamentary immunity. That was already lifted once by lawmakers but regained in the recent election.

The Stork’s Nest hotel and recreation complex, linked to Mr Babiš through Agrofert which he owned at the time, received 50 million crowns in EU funds.