Trade Ministry civil servants charged with abuse of office

The anti-corruption police have filed charges against three civil servants at the Trade and Industry Ministry in connection with suspected abuse of office, the ctk news agency reported on Friday.

The case reportedly concerns waiving public tenders and irregularities in an agreement between the Industry Ministry and the Czech-Moravian Development Bank on the setting up of a guarantee fund within the Enterprises and Innovations operational programme 2007-2013.

The three have been charged with breach of trust and harming the financial interests of the EU.