Belgian police have arrested five people, including Vice-President Eval Kairi, who “suspect the Gulf States of influencing the economic and political decisions of the European Parliament.”
Il faut non seulement traîner ces parlementaires corrompus devant les tribunaux, mais aussi prendre des mesures de retorsion envers le Qatar.https://t.co/RLZ0lFoYRr
— Stephane Ravier (@Stephane_Ravier) December 10, 2022
Five people were arrested and 16 people were searched as part of a large anti-corruption investigation in Brussels on Friday 9 December 2022.According to a Belgian newspaper Le Soir, Eva Kairi, vice-president of the European Parliament, former MEP and head of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), is suspected to have benefited from Qatar. The incident broke out during the soccer World Cup in Qatar.
operation clean hand
An investigation was launched by the Belgian judiciary in mid-July 2022 into alleged corruption and money laundering within the European Parliament. A bona fide criminal organization suspected of interfering in EU politics.
According to Le Soir, “a highly sensitive investigation coordinated by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office is being investigated by Judge Michel Cleize, who specializes in financial matters. It has been carried out with the utmost discretion for more than four months by the Central Office for Corruption Suppression (OCRC), which is conducting clean hands operations such as those seen in .
Among those arrested are Greek socialist MEPs Eva KairiVice-President of Parliament, and four men, all of Italian nationality, including Eva Kairi’s partner, Francesco Giorgi (Aide to Congress), Italian trade union leader Luca Visentini Former Italian MEP General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) with 200 million members worldwide Pia Antonio PanzeriAt the time, he was chairman of the Congressional Subcommittee on Human Rights. It was at his house that investigators found cash totaling €600,000.
human rights issues
The investigation is still in its early stages as police have not yet tapped into all the computer material seized during the numerous searches. But we already know there are suspicions that Qatar wanted to influence the decisions of the European institutions, especially on human rights.
Members of the European Parliament, meeting in Strasbourg from Monday, approve the start of negotiations between the European Parliament and EU member states to finalize documents facilitating visa regimes for travelers from Qatar and Kuwait. had become
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