Miloslav Ransdorf

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Miloslav Ransdorf
Member of the European Parliament
for Czech Republic
In office
1 May 2004 – 22 January 2016
Personal details
Born(1953-02-15)15 February 1953
Rakovník, Czechoslovakia
Died22 January 2016(2016-01-22) (aged 62)
Prague, Czech Republic
Political partyCommunist Party of Bohemia and Moravia

Miloslav Ransdorf (15 February 1953 – 22 January 2016) was a Czech politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, part of the European United Left–Nordic Green Left party group in the European Parliament.[1]


He upheld atheist viewpoints.[2] He died in office at Prague on 22 January 2016.[3]


In 2013, Ransdorf was videotaped by Dutch newsblog Geenstijl, checking in at the European Parliament to claim 304 euro daily expenses fee and immediately leaving. When confronted, Ransdorf became engaged in a physical altercation with the reporter.[4]

In 2015, Ransdorf was detained in Zürich, Switzerland, with three men from Slovakia, after attempting to withdraw 350 million euros at the Zurich Cantonal Bank with false IDs.[5]

Ransdorf was involved in four car accidents, which led to speculation about drunk driving.[6]


  1. ^ "Miloslav Ransdorf" (in Czech). European Parliament. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Miloslav Ransdorf odpověděl na dotazy čtenářů iDNES". (in Czech). 25 October 1999. Retrieved 23 February 2024.
  3. ^ "Miloslav Ransdorf zemřel". 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2023-10-18.
  4. ^ "geenstijl - YouTube". Archived from the original on January 7, 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
  5. ^ "Radio Prague - Daily news summary - 04-12-2015 18:05". 2015-12-04. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
  6. ^ APetr Weikert (2014-03-31). "A changing of the European Guard". Retrieved 2016-01-24.

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