Metsola pledges to launch investigation into Qatar bribery scandal – POLITICO


European Parliament President Roberta Metsola pledged on Monday to launch an internal investigation into growing corruption allegations that have rocked Brussels, following a series of police raids that exposed possible Qatari scams. money versus influence.

“We will face this test head-on, there will be no impunity,” Metsola said, opening a session of parliament in Strasbourg. “None.”

Greek authorities have frozen the assets of the family of European Parliament vice-president Eva Kaili, who was charged on Sunday with corruption in connection with the scandal.

“The longest days of my career,” Metsola said. “I have to choose my words carefully.”

On Monday evening, the Brussels police launched a second series of raids, indicating that the scandal would only worsen in the coming days.

“It’s not about right or left,” Metsola said. “This is about right and wrong, and I urge you to resist the temptation to exploit this moment for political gain.”



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