European Parliament: Marie Arena’s “forgotten” trip to Qatar

European Parliament: Marie Arena’s “forgotten” trip to Qatar

Marie Arena leaves the presidency of the Human Rights sub-committee. The socialist deputy made her decision “in view of the political and media attacks”. A few hours earlier, she admitted “an oversight” in relation to a trip to Qatar.


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Marie Arena announced on Wednesday evening, via a declaration to the Belga agency, “to have decided to definitively leave” the presidency of the Human Rights Sub-Committee (DROI) of the European Parliament. The socialist deputy had already stepped down from this function in December, after the revelations of the Evening and of Thing on the investigation into suspicions of corruption and interference by Qatar and Morocco. “This decision was taken in view of the political and media attacks of recent weeks which harm not only my image, but also all the work carried out within the Human Rights sub-committee”, explains the Belgian MEP. Who repeats tirelessly “have nothing to be ashamed of”. Arguing that, unlike Marc Tarabella, she is not, for the time being, the subject of a request for the lifting of parliamentary immunity. “Neither my office nor my home were searched, and I was not implicated in any way by the courts”.


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