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Parliamentary questions
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19 November 2018
E-005824-18
Question for written answer E-005824-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Ana Gomes (S&D)

 Subject:  Investigation in Bulgaria uncovering an extensive network of corruption linked to EU-funded money

For the past month, investigative journalists in Bulgaria have been focusing on uncovering an extensive network of corruption linked to EU-funded money. Journalists from the website Bivol have tried to come forward with the issue, but with little success. It seems that in consequence, Viktoria Marinova, a Bulgarian journalist who interviewed Attila Biro and Dmitry Stoyanov on television to shed light on the issue, was brutally murdered.

In relation to this case, it has also been reported that Bivol representatives have met with the chief of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).

In the light of these facts,

1. Has an investigation on the issues brought to the Commission by Bivol and Viktoria Marinova been opened?

2. Was there already an investigation relating to this case prior to Bivol’s intervention?

3. Will the Commission and OLAF investigate Viktoria Marinova’s murder?

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