Sobotka hits out in congress speech at Andrej Babiš

13-03-2015

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka hit out at ANO leader and minister of finance Andrej Babiš during his congress speech. Sobotka said the billionaire owner of the Agrofert company is permanently at risk of being in conflict of interest because of his ongoing connections with the company and with his media empire, which includes two of the country’s biggest daily papers and one of the main radio stations. Sobotka said such a concentration of power had not been seen since 1989. Sobotka’s speech was in some sense a payback for Babiš’s attacks on his government partners two weeks ago at the ANO party meeting.