Miloslav Ransdorf

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Miloslav Ransdorf
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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
Died 22 January 2016(2016-01-22) (aged 62)
Prague, Czech Republic
Nationality Czech
Political party Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Occupation politician

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 died in office at Prague in 2016.[2][3]

Controversies[edit]

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 aggressive and assaulted the reporter by attempting to push his microphone out of the way.[4]

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miloslav Ransdorf" (in Czech). European Parliament. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Miloslav Ransdorf zemřel –". Novinky.cz. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Komunistický europoslanec Ransdorf zemřel | Týden.cz". Tyden.cz. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  4. ^ "geenstijl - YouTube". Geenstijl.tv. Archived from the original on January 7, 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Radio Prague - Daily news summary - 04-12-2015 18:05". Radio.cz. 2015-12-04. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  6. ^ APetr Weikert (2014-03-31). "A changing of the European Guard". Zpravy.e15.cz. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 

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