Klaus weighs in on screening law in blog

15-11-2013

Former president Václav Klaus has written that he considers negative screening results a matter of course for ministers in government, stressing that all candidates he named as head-of-state fulfilled the necessary requirements. Screening legislation was introduced in the 1990s to prevent persons who worked as agents for the former Communist secret police from holding high office. The law is also supported by the current president, Miloš Zeman. Andrej Babiš, the head of ANO 2011, could face difficulty in joining the new government given he was listed in Slovakia as having ties to the StB – a matter the billionaire businessman has challenged in court. Mr Babiš has denied he ever collaborated with the StB.