Vice-President of the European Parliament has been arrested in connection with corruption

Apart from Kaila, four others, including MEP’s partner, have been detained in the case, the agency added.

Police have detained Kylie for questioning, AFP reported, citing an anonymous source.

In the EP, Kylie belongs to the group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. The Greek daily “Kathimerini” reported that the MEP had been expelled from the Greek Socialist Party PASOK, to which he belonged, in connection with the ongoing investigation.

Earlier on Friday, the Belgian prosecutor’s office said it had opened an investigation into alleged corruption involving European Parliament aides and officials in an unnamed Gulf nation. The media reported that this country is Qatar.

About 600,000 have been recovered so far in the investigation, the prosecutor’s office said. Euros in cash.

According to the Belgian weekly Knock, Qatar allegedly corrupted the European Parliament by sending “significant amounts of money” and “significant gifts” to officials of “significant political and/or strategic position”.

According to “Knock”, investigators are testing whether Qatar tried to influence the position of the European Parliament “beyond classic lobbying”.

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