CALLS FOR EU REFORM AFTER 5 ARRESTED IN QATAR CORRUPTION INQUIRY

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.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/10/calls-for-eu-reform-after-five-arrested-in-qatar-corruption-inquiry

https://www.politico.eu/article/belgium-police-raid-gulf-lobbying-eu-parliament/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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