Czech PM says his listing as StB agent won’t complicate government negotiations

The outgoing prime minister Andrej Babiš doesn’t expect that the decision of a Slovak court over his listing as an agent of Czechoslovakia’s communist-era secret police, will complicate his second attempt to form a government. He made the comment after the cabinet’s meeting on Wednesday.

Mr Babiš on Monday lost a long-running dispute with Slovakia’s National Memory Institute, which handles historical archives. The case was being reheard after the Slovak Constitutional Court last year overturned verdicts from other courts, which had originally accepted Mr. Babiš’s assertion that he had been incorrectly listed as an StB agent.