Bribes probe sears EU Parliament (with video interview Olivier Hoedeman, ALTER-EU)

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Monday, March 21, 2011
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Three European Parliament members are under investigation on corruption allegations. The Sunday Times says journalists posing as lobbyists offered 60 MEPs bribes to propose law amendments. Institutional reform group ALTER-EU said: "This scandal could be the tip of the iceberg."


Olivier Hoedeman, with ALTER-EU, said: "I am afraid it is not an isolated case. The fact that these three MEPs were so eagerly accepting the deal that was made I think is a very bad sign. It shows that there are MEPs who are corruptible, and I will be surprised that this is only those three."