“Most of us weren’t given suitcases full of bills,” he said. “But we know what fishing means”
The French MEP of the Greens, Leila Chaibi, in the background of the revelations about QatarGate, mentioned that the Qataris also approached her.
“Most of us weren’t given suitcases full of bills,” he said. “But we know what fishing means: fishing is a technique that is used, which gives us bait as if we are being fished,” the MEP said characteristically, according to Politico.
She recalled how she felt when the initial approach from Qatar was made just this week and also ahead of the World Cup.
“I received this in my letterbox in parliament yesterday: I was invited by the Qatari embassy to go to one of the most luxurious hotels in Brussels,” he said. “Two weeks ago, I was invited to go to Qatar itself and visit the stadiums and meet the unions and see how Qatar had adopted a series of measures to strengthen social protection and working conditions.” he added.
Chaibi called for reforms within Parliament.
“We really need to tackle the root causes of this so that rampant lobbying and corruption is no longer a fish in water in the European Parliament,” he concluded.
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