On 10 December, the Guardian reported that the arrest of a European Parliament vice-president and 4 others linked to a corruption investigation implicating Qatar sparked calls for “root and branch reform” in the EU institution. Police arrested Greek socialist MEP Eva Kaili hours after 4 others had been detained for questioning. At least 3 were either Italian citizens or originally came from Italy. The arrests followed raids in Brussels which Belgian prosecutors said turned up €600,000 euros in cash. Police also seized computers and mobile phones.