Belgian court extends arrest of former MEP Eva Kylie
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According to Greek media reports on Friday, the Belgian Court of Appeal decided to extend the pre-trial detention of former European Parliament Vice President Eva Kaili for two months, writes Yeni Safak.
Eva Kaili appeared before the Brussels Court of Appeal on February 28 and applied for release under house arrest with an electronic bracelet, but the court denied her request, public broadcaster ERT reported.
The EU has been rocked by one of the biggest corruption scandals in its history. after Belgian police arrested Greek MEP Eva Kaili on December 9 on charges of corruption and lobbying for the Gulf state.
In addition, Belgian police confiscated up to 1.5 million for euros ($1.62 million) in cash during dozens of searches of homes and offices.
Among those detained along with Kylie were Italian MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri, Kylie's partner Francesco Giorgi, who worked as an aide in the European Parliament, and Niccolo Figa-Talamanca, director of an NGO dedicated to the rule of law.
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