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 engaged in a physical altercation with the reporter.[4]

In 2015, Ransdorf was detained in Zurich, 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]

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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