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Lawyers: Eva Kaili is free to return to her MEP duties in EU Parliament

Eva Kaili is is free to return to her duties in the European Parliament and to exercise her rights as an MEP, her lawyers announced in a statement on Friday. The lawyers statement came a day after Belgian prosecuting authorities remove the electronic bracelet from Eva Kaili who has been …

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Brussels prosecutors remove e-bracelet from Eva Kaili

Prosecuting authorities in Brussels on Thursday confirmed the decision to remove the electronic bracelet monitoring arrested MEP and former European Parliament Vice President Eva Kaili. Belgian authorities said further that Kaili will be subject to restrictions that are not yet known. After having spent four months in Brussels prison due …

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MEP Eva Kaili also faces probe into EU funds fraud

Next to Qatar-gate investigation, Greek MEP Eva Kaili faces also probe for misappropriating European Parliament funds, falsifying her assistants’ expenses, Politico reports on Tuesday. POLITICO has obtained documents showing Kaili is accused of taking a cut from her assistants’ salaries and their faked reimbursement requests. According to politico, Eva Kaili …

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Kaili released from prison: House arrest with e-tracking bracelet

Greek MEP and former Vice President of the European Parliament Eva Kaili was released from prison on Wednesday by order of Belgian prosecutor Michel Claise following a detention of over four months, said her Belgian lawyer Sven Mary. Kaili will be placed under house arrest, wearing an electronic tracking bracelet. …

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Belgian justice to decide on Kaili’s release on Mar 3

Belgian judicial authorities will announce later this week whether Greek MEP and former European Parliament vice president Eva Kaili should be released from pre-trial detention with an electronic bracelet, her lawyer has said on Tuesday. Speaking after an appeal hearing in Brussels, Michalis Dimitrakopoulos said he expected the decision to …

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Eva Kaili to remain in custody for another 2 months, Βelgian judges rule

The judges council in Brussels rejected Eva Kaili’s request to be released from custody on bail, thus extending her detention for another two months, Belgian media reported. This was the third time the former European Parliament vice president appeared before the council since her arrest, and she has a right …

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Lawyer of Bataclan bomber takes over Kaili’s defense in Qatargate probe

The former lawyer to Salah Abdeslam — the key figure in the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks — is taking over the defense of Greek MEP Eva Kaili in the probe looking into alleged corruption in the European Parliament. Sven Mary, a prominent criminal defense lawyer in Belgium, told POLITICO on …

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Brussels court confirms Eva Kaili remains in prison

The court in Brussels confirmed Thursday evening that Eva Kaili remains in prison in pre-trial detention after she appeared before judicial council earlier. In an official announcement the council said that Kaili can appeal the decision within 24 hours, but she will have to appear before the Indictment Chamber at …

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Greece asks Panama whether Qatar transferred €20mn in Kaili’s name

With an urgent request, the president of Greece’s Anti-money Laundering Authority has asked authorities in Panama to provide information on whether an amount totaling 20 million euros have been transferred from Qatar to bank accounts, which may have been opened in the name of Eva Kaili and partner Francesco Giorgi. …

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Kaili admitted she asked father to hide money; over 20mln in Panama bank

Greek MEP and former EP vice president Eva Kaili admitted under questioning in Belgium that she had asked her father to hide part of the money that was in her home, Brlgian media “Le Soir” and “Knack”as well as Italian “Republica” reported. The media noted that Kaili has “partially confessed”, …

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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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Kaili’s partner & ex MEP Panzeri remain in custody, court rules

Qatar-Gate: The Tribunal of First Instance court in Brussels ruled on Wednesday that two of the four people detained by Belgian authorities investigating a bribery scandal involving Qatar, are to remain in custody. A third one is released with an electronic bracelet. The hearing of MEP Eva Kaili has been …

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Kaili hearing postponed for next week; remains in custody

The pre-trial hearing of MEP Eva Kaili has been postponed to December 22, media in Greece report from Brussels on Wednesday afternoon. She did not  appear at the hearing, where it will be decided whether she will remain in custody or be released on conditions. The postponement has been confirmed …

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Kaili stripped of EP vice-presidency; refuses to resign as MEP

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola stripped ΜEP Eva Kaili of her vice-presidential obligations and duties, in a brief statement to the European parliament. “Our way of open, free, democratic societies is under attack. The enemies of democracy (…) will stop at nothing. These malign actors, linked to autocratic third countries, …

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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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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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