Brussels in chaos after EU vice president arrested in MEP bribery case

Brussels in chaos after EU vice president arrested in MEP bribery case

The Greek politician was taken into custody on Friday, December 9. Belgium police have arrested the Vice President of the European Parliament, Eva Kaili.

The arrest comes in the wake of an investigation by authorities into suspected bribery of MEPs by an unmanned Gulf state.

The Greek politician was taken into custody on Friday, December 9. The date is ironically designated by the UN as its “international anti-corruption day” and is also marked by the European Parliament.

Detectives searched 16 locations in Brussels on Friday and seized cash worth around €600,000 (£515,000).

President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola flew from her native Malta to Brussels on Saturday evening to witness the searching of an MEP’s house.

He added that the European Parliament “stands firmly against corruption” and is “fully cooperating” with investigators.

Qatar is currently hosting Fifa’s 2022 World Cup amid continuing controversy over migrant workers’ deaths and its attitudes towards LGBT communities.

However, Ms Kaili has recently staunchly defended the Gulf state’s record on human rights.

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