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Alarm as second research committee MEP investigated

Image: European Parliament

Maria Spyraki suspected of fraud, alongside arrested European Parliament vice-president Eva Kaili

Academic leaders have expressed alarm over the state of EU politics, with a second MEP on the European Parliament’s research committee being suspected of financial wrongdoing.

On 15 December, the European chief prosecutor requested the lifting of immunity of MEPs Maria Spyraki (pictured) and Eva Kaili—who was arrested earlier this month amid a separate unfolding scandal of alleged criminal offenses, corruption and money laundering—over “a suspicion of fraud”. 

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