Belgian police raid EU institutions
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – European Commission officials were being interrogated by Belgian police on Tuesday afternoon (27 March) following surprise raids by police on commission buildings. Jos Colpin at the Brussels prosecutor’s office told EUobserver the officials arrested on Tuesday are suspected of “passive corruption,” or taking “bribes” from real estate and security firms. The officials being interrogated – the number of which is not being made public – possibly “circumvented normal tendering procedures” involving the commission’s representation premises in Luxembourg, France and Italy.
Far be it from the Berlaymonster to suggest a solution … but we think that the good people at OLAF would be best equipped to bury deal with this issue, shirley?