Czech prosecutors seek parliament’s approval to charge former PM

Czech Republic's outgoing prime minister Necas arrives at a European Union leaders summit in BrusselsPRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech prosecutors have asked the lower house of parliament to lift the immunity of former Prime Minister Petr Necas to allow for his criminal prosecution, a spokeswoman for parliament said on Monday. Necas resigned as prime minister last month after a close aide was charged with bribery and abuse of office, but the former premier remains a member of parliament and is covered by parliamentary immunity. The spokeswoman did not say what prosecutors intended to charge Necas with. …

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