RTBF repo: Belgium victim of Moroccan interference – Brussels public prosecutor’s office opens an investigation

RTBF repo: Belgium victim of Moroccan interference – Brussels public prosecutor’s office opens an investigation
RTBF repo: Belgium victim of Moroccan interference – Brussels public prosecutor’s office opens an investigation
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At the end of 2022, the European Parliament was shocked by the “Qatargate” scandal. The judicial investigation into this scandal revealed clues and testimonies about the role played by another country: Morocco. The country is believed to be behind these corrupt practices.

For more than eight months, RTBF has been investigating the practices of Moroccan diplomacy in Belgium. Lobbying, disinformation campaigns, intimidation, interference. To defend the interests of their country, the Moroccan authorities are prepared to use all available resources.

The Investigation investigation revealed how the Moroccan embassy exerts pressure on dissenters. You will discover the close ties she has with Belgian political representatives who defend and promote Moroccan positions on certain international issues. Practices that undermine democracy in Belgium.

The Central Office for the Fight against Corruption (OCRC) has already drawn up an initial report. After the document was sent back and forth between the Brussels public prosecutor’s office and the Brussels public prosecutor’s office, “an information investigation was opened by the Brussels public prosecutor’s office at the end of March 2024,” the public prosecutor’s office confirmed to RTBF and Le Soir.

The Brussels public prosecutor’s office declined to comment further at this stage and, in particular, to specify for which charge(s) the investigation had been opened.

The minutes drawn up by the OCRC at the end of December address the revelations of the RTBF magazine Investigation last December, which reported influence, interference and even possible government corruption by the Kingdom of Morocco in Belgium, writes Le Soir.

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