The Belgian federal police searched the offices of the European People's Party (EPP) in Brussels on Tuesday in relation to a corruption investigation initiated in Germany, sources from the political formation itself have reported. The European party "is cooperating with total transparency" with the authorities involved and offering all the information and documentation required, as indicated by the PPE in a statement released after learning of the records and warning that it will not make any further comments.
Both Belgian police officers and police officers displaced from the German state of Thuringia have intervened in the investigations and, according to 'popular' sources consulted, they point to the CDU leader in this region, Mario Voigt.
According to Euractiv, a partner of EFE, the investigation focuses on a possible case of corruption in a contract awarded by the current leader of the CDU in Thuringia, Mario Voigt, who in 2019 directed the digital campaign of the then head of the European PP list. and today president of both the party and its group in the Eurochamber, Manfred Weber.
Voigt, who awarded that contract for a digital campaign action to a Thuringian company, already lost his parliamentary immunity last September following an investigation by the German Prosecutor's Office.
However, it has not been confirmed if this action has to do with the case for which the searches in Brussels have been produced today, in which several computers have been seized.
The PPE sources ruled out, on the other hand, any relationship with the bribery scheme in the European Parliament allegedly linked to Qatar and Morocco, revealed last December and for which three deputies and a former MEP, all of them Social Democrats, are still in prison.
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