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Socialist EU vice president arrested, accused of taking bribes from Arab state to influence European parliament

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A Greek socialist serving as vice president of the European Union's parliament was arrested in Belgium for allegedly taking bribes to "influence the economic and political decisions" of the EU on behalf of Qatar.

The EU vice president's arrest comes amidst 16 raids conducted by Belgian police across Brussels as part of a broader investigation into corruption involving Qatar, Morocco, and socialist members of the EU.

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