Wednesday, January 18, 2023

This scandal in European Parliament cannot be swept under the rug

 The current corruption scandal in the European Parliament (EP) broke out in December last year. with the arrest of former EP vice-president Eva Kaili, who is suspected of taking huge bribes from Qatar. Her lawyer said in December that the defense had requested that she testify on free footing electronically, but the prosecution refused to do so. As a result, Kaili will remain in pre-trial detention in Belgium until at least January 22.

There are media reports that this is just the "tip of the iceberg." Apart from the few detained now, there are about 60 MEPs under suspicion, and the bribes are currently estimated at around EUR 60 million.

On January 16th, MEP Dominik Tarczyński asked the head of the PEGA (Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus spy software) committee, Jeroen Lenaers, whether the corruption accusations of the committee members undermine their accusations against Poland? The politician wants to review the resolutions adopted against Poland.

"It can be said that the European Parliament has become a hypermarket for buying impunity, the rule of law and these noble slogans. Fortunately, someone finally read the name of this NGO "Stop impunity" and began to stop it" - assessed PiS (Law and Justice) politician Krzysztof Sobolewski.