December 1, 2023

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Brussels, Police inspection of EPP headquarters: fraud under investigation

Brussels, Police inspection of EPP headquarters: fraud under investigation

Belgian police conducted a search of the headquarters of the European People’s Party (EPP, the main political formation in the European Parliament) in Brussels. This is reported by Euractiv who cites partisan sources.

The source explained that “the agents conducted searches on the first and third floors of the party’s headquarters on Al-Tijara Street.” According to preliminary information, the police confiscated some computers as part of an investigation into financial fraud involving EPP employees during the 2019 European election campaign.

The Euractiv website, among the first to break the news, points to Cdu (German Christian Democrats) Member of Parliament Mario Voigt who was in charge of the digital campaign of EPP leader Manfred Weber during 2019. The investigations will focus on German media reports that the digital campaign contract was awarded to a company Thuringian.

Voigt is now the leader of the CDU in Thuringia. No details were provided on the purpose of the raid. The European People’s Party is a conservative political group in Europe, which is also the oldest and largest. An EPP source told Euractiv that a statement will be issued later today.

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