Skip to Content

Stock photo from Pixabay

Leftists turn Brussels into a den of corruption

Qatari bribes have uncovered an unbelievable network of socialist corruption in Brussels surrounding the now deposed Vice President of the European Parliament, Eva Kaili. Did the raids reveal only a fraction of foreign influence in EU institutions? 

Published: December 21, 2022, 7:33 am

    Read more

    One result of the World Cup in Doha is already certain: Qatari bribes uncovered an unbelievable network of socialist corruption in Brussels, the extent of which is mind-boggling, like an archaeological discovery, and extends from the European Parliament (EP) to the heads of the Commission and Council.

    The S&D parliamentary group – which includes the SPD, SPÖ and the Italian left-wing party PD – has recently been hit hard and turned out to be just as venal as the FIFA officials in 2010.

    During a raid on suspicion of extended corruption and money laundering, the Belgian police found one million euros from Qatar in sacks during 16 house searches. Would the EU cash upper limit of 10 000 euros, decided last week, have prevented this? €150 000 was found on Eva Kaili, a 44-year-old former TV announcer and one of the EP’s vice-presidents from January until she was ousted.

    On November 22, in front of the almost empty ranks of the plenum, the socialist (Pasok) gave a rousing speech on Qatar’s exemplary role in labor rights and how its “sports diplomacy brought about a historic change whose reforms have inspired the Arab world”.

    After all, she was expelled from the Pasok, with which she had already fallen out, because her party leader and EP colleague Nikos Androulakis had ousted her from her constituency. He now claims that she is a “Trojan horse” of the bourgeois Nea Dimokratia (ND). With her sister Mantalena, who runs a “European Law Observatory on New Technologies” in Brussels with EU funds from the “digital agenda”, she cultivated a glamorous lifestyle in her native Salonika. However, all of the family’s accounts and possessions have been frozen. The Greek election campaign of 2023 evidently has just found its theme.

    Also targeted and imprisoned is her partner Francesco Giorgi, human rights adviser to the S&D group and assistant to Belgian socialist Maria Arena, chair of the EP’s human rights subcommittee. The Italian Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation ETUC from 2015 and promoted to General Secretary of the World Trade Union Confederation ITUC on November 21, was also arrested.

    The Italians Pier Antonio Panzeri, until 2019 S&D member and then founder of the NGO “Fight Impunity” and Niccolò Figà-Talamanca, Secretary General of the human rights NGO “No Peace without Justice” are also among the accused – and both NGOs are registered at 41 Rue Ducale in Brussels.

    Panzeri, formerly head of the EP’s human rights committee, is considered the organizer of both NGOs and the center of Qatar’s money distribution. Moroccan money is also said to have lined their pockets. Particularly insightful is that left-wing celebrities were on the Fight Impunity advisory board: ex-EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, ex-commissioners Dimitris Avramopoulos and Emma Bonino.

    Most, but not all, of those left-leaning Euro-grifters hastily resigned their posts after the scandal broke.

    According to initial investigation results, the suspects were probably paid by the Qatari Embassy in Brussels to spread positive public statements about the Gulf Emirate, which they, including the ITUC, promptly did. In addition, the 146 Socialists in the EP – including those who are now vociferously distancing themselves from Kaili – voted in November against a human rights resolution in the EP critical of Qatar, after they had previously tried to water it down as best they could. There was also strong pressure in the EP to lift the visa requirement for Qataris, which is now being referred back to a committee.

    It is also interesting that EU Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas (ND), responsible for asylum, migration, equality and anti-Semitism, after two visits to Doha for the opening of the World Cup, together with Eva Kaili, repeatedly spoke positively about the Qatari “reforms” and strongly advocated visa-free travel.

    But Ursula von der Leyen refused to say anything about the role of her deputy at her press conference. Likewise, EU Council President Charles Michel visited Doha and the Qatari ruling family in September to receive the new EU delegation there, but not a word on his role in this scandal.

    In the Gulf there is a tradition of grand gifts for VIPs, which Tony Blair, for example, as ex-Prime Minister, made use of on countless visits. These are not the illustrated books and porcelain sets that are usual on state visits, but solid gold statuettes or jeweled sabers that are worth quite a lot of money.

    Markus Buchheit, AfD MP in the EP, submitted an urgent request to find out what the value of these gifts and other benefits were, or those gifts that the new Qatari ambassador may have brought during his inaugural visit last year for Commission President von der Leyen. You can look forward to the answers, especially because the maximum limit for permissible gifts for commissioners and their officials is a modest 150 euros.

    For the Qataris, who invested 220 million euros to buy the World Cup, the bribes that have been made known so far are peanuts. The purchase of influence by the Qataris is all the more questionable, however, as the ruling Al-Thani clan not only squanders its billions on luxury real estate, sports stadiums and football clubs, but also finances the Muslim Brotherhoods through its “Qatar Charity”, which is promoting the fundamentalist re-Islamization of the Muslim communities in Europe and its conquest through proselytizing and immigration.

    Terrorist organizations such as the Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian offshoot of Al-Qaeda, are said to have received financial support, just as the Taliban leadership did previously. As Wahhabis, they offer them shelter in Doha and a global forum with their al-Jazeera propaganda station.

    This makes the purchase of influence much more dangerous than the usual lobbyism of other countries. Only a fraction of these activities was allegedly revealed and plunged the European socialists, otherwise so generous with moralizing, into a sudden silence.

    To add insult to injury, the Eurocrats have decided to further provoke taxpayers: On top of a salary increase of 4,4 percent for the 32 000 officials, they are now giving themselves four additional days of vacation between Christmas and New Year .

    While we “ordinary mortals” naturally use up vacation days for the weekdays between Christmas and the weekend of New Year’s Eve to enjoy the Christmas peace, all employees will be given the four days of the week between Christmas and the weekend of New Year’s Eve as paid working days, and nobody has to use up one of their 24 to 30 vacation days for it.

    The allowances and amenities for the EU officials are already numerous. In addition to the nice salaries, there are also very generous allowances, such as an expatriation allowance of 596 euros, a child allowance of 439 euros, an education allowance of 107 euros, a school children’s allowance of 293 euros and a Household allowance 201 euros.

    Incidentally, the rules for retirement (at 66) are also very good. After 39 years of service, the pension amounts to 70 percent of the last basic salary. After ten years of service, there is already an entitlement to 18 percent.

    Yet they still feel the need to act criminally.

    Carl Friedrich

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    The inflation hoax

    Yes, prices are rising, but not for the reasons the Federal Reserve says. When I say inflation is a hoax, I mean the purported cause is a hoax. The Fed is fighting a consumer inflation, a “demand-pull” inflation. But what we are experiencing is a supply-side inflation caused by the Covid lockdowns and economic sanctions that closed businesses, disrupted supply chains, and broke business relationships while reducing energy supplies to the UK and European countries, thus forcing up costs in a globalized economy.

    Two-Party Pox: The Republicans suck and the Democrats want to kill you

    The Republican Party has never stood up for Americans, will never stand up for them and is not going to do what it takes. Past is prologue.

    Russia’s loss at Kharkov highlights crippling shortage of men

    KharkovThe frontline in this case relied on heavily outnumbered 2nd rate Lugansk draftees plucked from the LPR.

    A country without an honest media is lost

    For some time I have reported to you that in place of a media, a media that our founding fathers relied on to protect our society, the United States has had a propaganda ministry whose sole purpose is to destroy our society.

    Sweden’s decaying democracy

    A journalist is arrested and dragged out of the Gothenburg Book Fair because he politely asked a powerful politician... the wrong questions about his support for the ethnically-cleansed Zimbabwean dictatorship. Not only journalists, but academics and bloggers are being hounded by the leftist establishment daily. And the leftists have all the nasty instruments of the state at their disposal. Citizen reporter Fabian Fjälling looks into their excesses.

    The geopolitical future of Nordic countries

    Between unity and disunity, independence and foreign interference: Nordic countries have to either choose between creating an independent neutral block in the North, or seeing the region being divided between the great powers.

    Russian, Chinese intelligence: ISIS heading for Central Asia with US cover

    Operatives of the crumbling Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) are moving to new battlegrounds near the Russian border, intelligence sources have revealed.

    The unraveling of US/Russian relations

    Washington has taken nuclear war against Russia from a hypothetical scenario to a real danger that threatens the future of humanity. 

    Hero commander killed in Syria – when the war is nearly won

    For most Syrians it came as a shock: One of the most popular military commanders of the Syrian Arab Army, Issam Zahreddine, was killed on 18 October 2017.

    What Is The Obama Regime Up To?

    Obama has announced new sanctions on Russia based on unsubstantiated charges by the CIA.

    Go to archive