Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE DEBATE

Which world order? Trump, Macron spell out rival visions at U.N.

Read more

ENCORE!

Debra Granik: 'There aren't many women who love making films about blood and gore'

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Medical breakthrough? Researchers find way to tackle Alzheimer's

Read more

FOCUS

Jihadists, but no terror attacks: The case of Italy

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

A controversial pastor in Haiti, pollution in Casablanca, and more

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

Photojournalist Reza: 'Children are now the best photographers'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Instagram founders quit photo app

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed at least 227

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Presidential parody: The unofficial Elysée shop

Read more

Europe

EU launches process to lift Le Pen's immunity over misuse of funds

© Alain Jocard, AFP | Marine Le Pen

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2017-04-26

The European Parliament began a procedure that could lead to the lifting of France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s immunity for alleged misuse of European Union funds, the president of the legislature said on Wednesday.

French judges have asked European lawmakers to lift her immunity from prosecution as a member of the EU legislature to allow further investigation into allegations she misused funds to pay for National Front party assistants.

The request “has been forwarded to the legal affairs committee of the European parliament, which is in charge of these issues”, Antonio Tajani told lawmakers at the beginning of a formal sitting of the legislature in Brussels.

This step marks the formal beginning of the procedure.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2017-04-26

  • FRANCE

    France asks EU to suspend Le Pen's immunity over fake jobs allegations

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    EU Parliament seeks to recover funds from French far-right leader Le Pen

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Le Pen spurns deadline, refuses to repay €300k of 'misused' EU funds

    Read more

COMMENT(S)