The Left secures debate and vote on #Qatargate
The worst corruption scandal in the history of the EU has rocked the European Parliament. Six people were called in for questioning and four remain in police custody. The noxious impact of corruption is clear. Dirty money cannot be allowed to buy our democratic institutions ever again.
Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Left’s proposal to have a debate and resolution on the allegations of corruption.
Co-President, Manon Aubry said: “We owe it to the people we are here to represent. Corruption in the heart of Europe ends here.”
A press briefing with Manon Aubry and Martin Schirdewan will take place on Tuesday 13 December at 11:20 in Daphne Caruana Galizia room LOW N-1/201. You can follow online and ask questions here.
The debate will take place on Tuesday, 13 December.
The vote will take place on Thursday, 14 December.
The Left is calling on the European Parliament to set up a committee of inquiry into this scandal to establish the full facts of the affair. See our full set of demands here.
“I had a front-row seat to the Qatar influence machine.”
For the past year, the Left has been demanding a debate and resolution on the human rights situation in Qatar in the lead up to the World Cup. Every month, this was systematically blocked. To read Manon’s behind the scenes story of the vote on the November Qatar resolution, see here.
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