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Qatargate: European Parliament Lifts Immunities of Two More MEPs

As the Qatargate scandal thickens, a further two Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have been stripped of their immunity, following a vote in the plenary in Brussels. On Thursday, Andrea Cozzolino and Marc Tarabella had their parliamentary immunities removed...

Key Suspect in EU Qatargate Scandal Agrees to Tell All

A key suspect in the EU Qatargate scandal, former Italian MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri, reached a deal on Tuesday with Belgian prosecutors to divulge information about countries involved and bribes made. In return, he was being offered a "limited sentence"...

Somali Sentenced to Life in Greece for Trafficking Wins Appeal

A Somali migrant sentenced to 142 years in prison in Greece for human trafficking has had his sentence overturned after receiving legal support from EU lawmakers. Mohammed Hanad Abdi received the verdict after his capture off the coast of...

Qatargate: EU to Lift Immunity for Two More MEPs

The Qatargate scandal, which recently shook the EU—and continues to do so—deepens following the revelation that two more MEPs will have their immunities lifted. Qatargate, as the scandal has been dubbed, concerns the alleged bribery of MEPs, politicians, political staffers,...

Qatargate Scandal: Photos Emerge of Suspects Carrying Suitcases

Photos of suitcases exchanging hands related to the Qatargare scandal that has rocked Europe were published in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Tuesday. According to the paper, the photographs show the two main protagonists of the Qatargate corruption scandal,...

Eva Kaili’s Freudian Slip and the Minimum Wages in Qatar

The problem that arose with Eva Kaili goes beyond any bribes, and constitutes a "thorn" for the Greek state coupled with the latest evidence that shows that Greece leads all EU countries in the perception of corruption. The essence...

Greek MEP Eva Kaili to Remain in Custody Over Qatar Corruption Scandal

Disgraced Greek MEP Eva Kaili will remain in custody over the Qatar corruption scandal for at least another month a Brussels court ruled on Thursday in pretrial hearing. Kaili's lawyers argued that she should be released until her case is...

Greek MEP Maria Spyraki Investigated on Fraud Charges

Greek MEP, Maria Spyraki, will be investigated by EU's authorities over fraud charges, not related to the charges brought against Eva Kaili who is held under suspicion of corruption and money laundering in the Qatargate scandal. The European Public Prosecutor's...

Qatargate: Kaili’s Partner Reportedly Confesses He Was Bribed

Francesco Giorgi, the partner of Greek MEP Eva Kaili who is held in Brussels over the so-called Qatargate corruption scandal, reportedly admitted that he was the person that was bribed and called on the Belgium authorities to free Kaili. According...

Greek Euro MP Kaili Breaks Silence on Qatar Bribery Scandal

Greek MEP Eva Kaili denied through her lawyer on Tuesday any involvement in the alleged bribery scandal involving World Cup host Qatar at the European Parliament. She is one of four suspects charged after Belgian investigators found large sums in...