In this case, the Vice-President of the European Parliament, who has since had her mandate withdrawn, does not appear alone: her husband is also imprisoned, while her father was also arrested, in possession of a suitcase containing thousands of euros. Among the other suspects are also a former MEP, an Italian trade union leader, and a current Belgian MEP, all links that could constitute a vast alleged network of corruption.
The police seized nearly a million euros in cash, according to information TF1 / LCI. For Nathalie Loiseau, head of the Renaissance group in Parliament, these investigations mark the start of a major investigation. She herself says she was intimidated by a pro-Qatar lobbyist last year. “That there is lobbying is one thing, but that there are threats and attempts at corruption, that’s quite another thing”however, she wants to press in the 20H. “It’s an attempt to buy our democracies, and that’s not acceptable”she gets irritated.