By Alimuddin Usmani.
Czechia – The European Commission (EC) has recently filed an audit report regarding Andrej Babiš, the Czech prime minister, who is accused by his opponents of being entangled in a conflict of interest. He strongly denies the accusations. The EC is also working on a second audit in respect to agricultural grants.
On Monday, December 2, Transparency International (TI), the ONG in question, called for the resignation of the Czech prime minister. It accused the prime minister of misappropriate use of the grants, pointing out that the EC’s report is both definitive and damning. However, a completed investigation by the public prosecutor’s office in Prague cleared the prime minister and his family of all wrongdoing in the case of the agricultural grants.
Whilst the press has provided plentiful details of the case, other aspects such as the tensions being felt in the Czech Republic have not been reported at all but such is the way things are with the opponents of Andrej Babiš. One example can be found amongst the donors of Transparceny International, whose headquarters are in Berlin we find state actors, such as the French Ministryof European and Foreign Affairs, but also George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, which bankrolls a number of coloured revolutions across the world and fiercely opposes the restrictive approach to immigration that is practised by the Central European countries (the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary in particular).
“The NGO is an organisation that is neither financially nor culturally independent” according to French lawyer Bernard Carayon. Indeed, the NGO’s existence is entirely due to Anglo-Saxon foundations and multinationals as well as American governmental institutions. In other words, it is an organisation that defends, above all else, Atlanticist and liberal interests.
A few days ago, the Czech prime minister reaffirmed his firm policy with regards to immigration: “I am not going to talk about immigration. We refused to talk about this in 2018 and we are not going to give in now. Period. Illegal immigration is simply unacceptable and the same can be said about reactivating the idea of quotas and redistribution of the refugees.”
The Czech prime minister has been accused of having conflict of interests in two cases of European grants. Since his arrival in office in 2017, Andrej Babiš, a millionaire and businessman that has advocated an entrepreneurial approach to politics, has had to face demonstrations both from the liberal left, that peddle these accusations, and the networks of influence linked to George Soros, the advocate of the “open society” and immigration.