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Two MEPs from Greece are accused of financial irregularities in the EP.

Two MEPs from Greece are accused of financial irregularities in the EP.

Two MEPs from Greece – Vice-President of the European Parliament, member of the Socialist faction Eva Kaili and member of the European People’s Party faction Maria Spiraki became defendants in the case of financial violations in the European Parliament, the European prosecutor’s office asks to remove their immunity.

Eva Kylie has already been detained as part of a corruption investigation involving Qatar.

The second case is not related to Qatar, it concerns the use of parliamentary payments, in particular payments to MPs’ assistants.

Spiraki is a member of Greece’s ruling New Democracy party.


MEP Maria Spiraki said she did not commit any wrongdoing and agrees with the waiver of immunity to clarify the case and show that she has no financial wrongdoing.

“We are talking about the allowance of my former foreign colleague. He had a serious personal problem and was absent from the seat in the European Parliament several times. I have nothing to do with Qatargate, I have nothing to do with any other matter,” Spiraki said.


The parliamentary faction of the European People’s Party announced that it would support the lifting of immunity from Maria Spiraki so that the European prosecutor’s office could work.