MEPs to assess corruption allegations 

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On Thursday afternoon, Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Interference will discuss allegations of corruption and how to improve the transparency of Parliament’s work.

When: Thursday, 26 January 14:00-17:00

Where: Brussels, SPINELLI building, room 1G-3

The meeting will be webstreamed here.

The Special Committee on Foreign Interference (INGE2), together with the Foreign Affairs Committee and Security and Defence Subcommittee, and in association with the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula and the Delegation for relations with Maghreb countries, will discuss the recent cases of foreign interference in the European Parliament.


Irene Fernández-Molina, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Exeter

Christian Chesnot, Journalist, Radio France and Co-Author of “Qatar Papers”

Nick Aiossa, Deputy Director, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Transparency International EU

More information is available in the Committee’s newsletter for the meeting.


In the resolution on suspicions of corruption by Qatar adopted on 15 December, MEPs express serious concern about alleged acts of corruption, money-laundering and participation in a criminal organisation by members, former members, and staff of the Parliament in exchange for influence over Parliament’s decisions. The resolution calls for more transparency and accountability in the European institutions.