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European Parliament fines MEP accused of spying for Russia – POLITICO

Parliament opened its own administrative investigation against the MEP and President Roberta Metsola announced a series of sanctions against Ždanoka on Wednesday, finding her in violation of the code of conduct for MEPs.

Ždanoka – who has been an MEP since 2004 and served in the Greens/ALE group until 2022 – broke parts of the code relating to the declaration of private interests and the acceptance of gifts, Metsola said, without give more details.

The sanctions will consist of a five-day fine on her daily allowance, amounting to €1,750 and she will also be banned from certain functions as a representative of the European Parliament until the end of this term in July, after which she should not no longer be an MP. MEP longer. Ždanoka did not appeal, Metsola added.

Since the allegations against Ždanoka came to light, Parliament has been rocked by another Russian influence scandal involving a Czech media outlet called Voice of Europe which, according to Czech secret services, paid European politicians, including MPs Europeans, as part of a Russian propaganda plan.

Ždanoka did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

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