PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday he would ask lawmakers lift his parliamentary immunity to face allegations of EU subsidy fraud.
Police are investigating whether he illegally received a 2 million euro EU subsidy a decade ago by hiding ownership of a farm and conference center. Babis denies wrongdoing.
Babis was speaking before a parliamentary committee meets on Tuesday to make a recommendation on whether to lift Babis’s immunity from prosecution that he is granted as an elected member of the chamber.
Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Nick Macfie