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The arrest of the Socialist vice-president Eva Kayli in Brussels

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A source close to the government told AFP that the Greek Socialist MP, Eva Kaili, one of the vice-presidents of the European Parliament, was arrested on Friday evening, December 9, in Brussels, in an investigation into suspicions of corruption in Qatar.

Four other arrests took place in the Belgian capital in the morning in the same case. It was Eva Kylie, who is the companion of one of these four suspects “capture test” The source said the police.

sequel after announcement

Expelled from the Greek Socialist Party

In Athens, the Greek Socialist Party (Pasok Kinal), to which Eva Kaili belongs, announced in the evening that it “rejected”. At the center of the investigation, led by the Brussels magistrate: the actions of A “Gulf countries” Suspect“To influence the economic and political decisions of the European Parliament, by paying large sums of money or by making important gifts”confirmed the Federal Prosecutor’s Office.

As for the beneficiaries they are personalities with “An important political and/or strategic position” within the European Parliament.

Among the four arrested was a parliamentary aide linked to the Socialists and Democrats group, who is the companion of Eva Kaili, as well as former Italian deputy Pierre Antonio Panziri, who is also a socialist. The other two are the director of an NGO and a trade union leader of Italian nationality.

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office did not mention the name of the Gulf state concerned. But the same source familiar with the matter confirmed to AFP press reports identifying Qatar.

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