Diary N: Zeman asked Fiala to sign the abolition for Mynár, the prime minister refused

Diary N: Zeman asked Fiala to sign the abolition for Mynár, the prime minister refused

Deník N: Zeman asked Fiala to sign the abolition for Mynáre, premier ;r refused

Former castle chancellor Vratislav Mynář (on archive picture from October 11, 2022).

Prague – At Monday's farewell meeting in Lány, outgoing President Miloš Zeman asked Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) to co-sign the abolition, which, according to Denik N, related to the subsidy case of the head of the presidential office, Vratislav Mynář, and another case connected with the Castle. The Prime Minister refused to add his signature, just like last year. That's when, according to Denik N, Zeman asked him to co-sign the abolition, which would make it impossible to start possible prosecutions in the cases of the shredding of the Vrbět report and the leakage of information from the Security Information Service (BIS) to the Castle. Zeman then stated that he did not ask Fiala for anything like that. On Wednesday, he left the highest constitutional post after ten years, and Mynář left the castle with him.

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Abolition can either stop criminal prosecution, which would be the case in the subsidy case in which Mynář is accused, or order that criminal prosecution not even begin in a certain case. “While last time the Castle sent the request for a co-signature of the abolition to the government office via the classic official route, now the file was handed over to the Prime Minister by the President. It is therefore not clear whether this document was properly registered at the Castle,” Deník N wrote today. The Prime Minister again did not comply with the outgoing President. /p>

Deník N: Zeman asked Fiala to sign the abolition for Mynáre, the prime minister refused it

Fiala did not comment on this information. “The prime minister never comments on the content of closed negotiations, and he will not do so in this case either. In general, it can be said that if the prime minister's co-signature was granted for a document that requires this, we would inform the public about it,” government spokesman Václav N told Denik N Stoneblue. Mynář did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

Fiala discussed the outgoing president's request in secret mode at the cabinet on Wednesday with the ministers present, who supported him in his decision not to sign the abolition.

Mynář has been since spring 2021 prosecuted for damaging the financial interests of the European Union and subsidy fraud. The case concerns a six-million grant for the completion of a boarding house in Osvětimany in the Uhersko-Hradišť region, which Mynář's company Clever Management received. According to the police, she did not provide all the information in the application and therefore obtained the money illegally.

The president has the right to grant pardons, amnesties and abolitions. For amnesty and abolition, it needs the co-signature of the Prime Minister, or the signature of a cabinet member authorized by him. In the case of abolition, the president orders that criminal prosecution for a certain crime not be initiated, and if it has already been initiated, but has not yet been legally terminated, that it be stopped.