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EP-Vice Eva Kaili among four arrested in Qatargate: Belgian media

European Parliament Vice and MEP Eva Kaili is reported to be among the four people arrested over the weekend over corruption charges, Belgian media and French news agency AFP report early Sunday afternoon. #UPDATE Four suspects have been charged and remanded in custody in a Belgian investigation into alleged corruption …

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EP-Vice MEP Eva Kaili arrested in Brussels on suspicion of corruption

+++Socialist MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament Eva Kaili has been arrested by Belgian authorities on corruption suspicion related to Qatar, Belgian media,, French AFP and Greek state-run news agency amna report late on Friday. Citing a source with knowledge of the case AFP reported Kaili’s arrest after …

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KINAL MEP Eva Kaili elected Vice-President of European Parliament

Movement for Change (KINAL) MEP Eva Kaili was on Tuesday elected Vice-President of the European Parliament as a candidate of the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) party. Kaili  gathered 454 of the 690 votes total, thus securing her elected position as one of 14 European Parliament VPs in the first round …

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Von der Leyen’s Qatargate inquiry targets links to Avramopoulos

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen launched an urgent inquiry into her 26 commissioners’ links to former EU migration chief Dimitris Avramopoulos, who has been caught up in spiraling corruption allegations about Qatari influence in Brussels. Commissioners have half a day to respond to von der Leyen, until 10:30 …

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Ruling ND suspends MEP Spyraki’s party membership amid fraud investigation

Ruling New Democracy on Friday suspended the party membership of MEP Maria Spyraki amid an ongoing fraud investigation. Spyraki will not be able to run in next year’s nationwide elections until her status has been restored, a statement stressed. Reacting to the news Friday morning, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described …

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EU prosecutor targets two Greek MEPs, seeks immunity lifting

The European Chief Prosecutor has requested the lifting of immunity of two Greek Members of the European Parliament. The request for lifting of immunity of Maria Spyraki (ND/EPP) and Eva Kaili (PASOK/S&D) is due to a suspicion of fraud detrimental to the EU budget, in relation to the management of …

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EU Parliament approves €4.5mn aid to restore flood damages on West Crete

The European Parliament has approved an EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) aid worth 4.5 million euros for restoration of flood damages in western Crete last February. The idea was first proposed by Greek MEP Eva Kaili (PASOK)  and was ultimately passed by majority vote. Crete’s flash flooding from the winter storm …

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Fifteen Greek MEPs call on Turkey to release the two detained soldiers

Fifteen Greek MEPs are calling on the Turkish government to swiftly release two Greek soldiers who are held in the city of Edirne, Turkey, after they accidentally crossed into the country’s territory during a border patrol two weeks ago.  In the joint statement, an initiative of SYRIZA MEP Kostas Chrysogonos, …

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Greece EP Elections – Final Results: SYR 26.58% ND 22.71% GD 9.40%

These are the final results from European Parliament voting by 100% of polling stations counted:     SYRIZA 26.58% – 6 MEPS (Glezos, Sakorafa, Papadimoulis, Kouneva, Katroygalos, Chrysogonos) ND  22.71%  –  5 MEPS (Vozenberg, Kefaloyiannis, Spyraki, Zagorakis, Kyrtsos) GOLDEN DAWN 9.40%  – 3  MEPS (Synadinos, Fountoulis, Epitideios) ELIA/PASOK 8.02% – …

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Greece elections 2014: Winners and Losers

By 98% of the polling stations counted, the results form the voting for the European Parliament are:     SYRIZA 26.58% – 6 MEPS (Glezos, Sakorafa, Papadimoulis, Kouneva, Katroygalos, Chrysogonos) ND           22.74%  –  5 MEPS (Kefaloyiannis, Spyraki, Zagorakis, Vozenberg, Kyrtsos) GOLDEN DAWN 9.39%  – 3 MEPS (Synadinos, Fountoulis, Epitideios) ELIA/PASOK …

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Greece in Uproar After Cannes-Humiliation: Live Blogging

Greece is in uproar after French President Nicholas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel imposed the date and the referendum question and froze the 6th aid tranche of 8 billion euro until Greeks say YES to referendum. It was short after midnight when Merkel and Sarkozy announced the referendum conditions …

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Greece: Dramatic Political Developments – Live Blogging

The atmosphere within Greece’s governing party PASOK seems to be extremeley thick and Ministers come now and openly oppose the referendum or distance themselves after the fierce reactions by opposition parties and public. It looks as if PM Papandreou had not informed the cabinet on this decision, but just a few …

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