"The allegations involving the European Parliament are a blow to democracy and everything we have been working on for many years. It takes years to build trust, but only a moment to break it down."
This was stated by the president of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola arriving at the European Council.
She will give "the message that there will be no impunity, there will be no sweeping under the carpet, there will be no business as usual".
"I will do everything possible to restore the position of the House of Democracy, a legislator, a decision-making institution, clean, and transparent and which is not for sale to foreign actors."
Before the Belgian investigators
Francesco Giorgi has confessed to having been part of an organization used by Morocco and Qatar to interfere and condition European affairs.
His role was to handle the cash.
The Belgian French-speaking newspaper Le Soir wrote this this morning on the basis of documents viewed together with La Repubblica.
According to the newspaper, Giorgi also indicated that he suspected that Andrea Cozzolino and Marc Tarabella, both MEPs of the S&D group, would have taken money through Antonio Panzeri.
Morocco is reportedly involved in the suspected corruption affair through its external intelligence service, DGED.
According to the documents consulted by the two newspapers - the newspaper continues - Panzeri, Cozzolino and Giorgi would have been in contact with Dged and Abderrahim Atmoun, the Moroccan ambassador in Poland.
"The outlines are quite devastating."
This was stated by the Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arriving at the European Council speaking of the Qatar-gate.
"In these cases I think the reaction counts a lot and the reaction must be firm and decisive," she added.