Analysis: EU President’s alleged ties to Russian mafia

Vaclav Klaus

Vaclav Klaus

By IAN ALLEN | intelNews.org |
On December 22, 2008, intelNews reported former FBI counterintelligence agent Robert Eringer’s allegations that the current European Union (EU) president was a Soviet collaborator during the Cold War and “may still be under the influence of Russian Intelligence”. The accused is no other than Vaclav Klaus, the former Prime Minster and current President of the Czech Republic, who in 1991 co-founded the country’s conservative Civic Democratic Party. A few days ago, Business New Europe published an extensive summary of Mr. Klaus’ “historical track record of unambiguous support for Russia [which makes some] wonder exactly whose interests he best serves”. The article references a 2003 exposé published in the Czech weekly magazine Respect in further detailing Mr. Klaus’ alleged ties to Russian organized criminal activity in the Czech Republic, which “go back to the early 1990s”. Read more of this post

Incoming European Union President under influence of Russian intelligence, claims former FBI agent

Vaclav Klaus

Vaclav Klaus

Robert Eringer, the former FBI counterintelligence agent who now works for Prince Albert II of Monaco, has written a column for The Santa Barbara News Press, alleging that the incoming European Union (EU) president was a “long-term communist collaborator who may still be under the influence of Russian Intelligence”. The accused is no other than Vaclav Klaus, the former Prime Minster and current President of the Czech Republic, who in 1991 co-founded the country’s conservative Civic Democratic Party. Eringer cites “knowledgeable sources within the intelligence community” in alleging that Klaus was recruited by “Czech counterintelligence” (sic, probably refers to Czechoslovakia’s Státní bezpečnost –State Security, or StB) in 1962 to “spy against democratic reformers”. Read more of this post