The EU’s Qatargate scandal: Trying to right the wrongs

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In December, then-vice-president of the European Parliament Eva Kaili, former EU lawmaker Pier Antonio Panzeri and two other suspects were arrested on suspicion of participation in a criminal organization, money laundering and corruption. According to the Belgian prosecutor’s office, the suspects are accused of having influenced decisions in the parliament in favour of football World Cup host Qatar, in return for money and gifts. With events still unfolding, the parliament now is looking into reforms to guarantee the transparency and accountability of its members. REFORMS FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY…

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