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    Arab bribe-taker prowled the Senate in Poland

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    The Senate of the Republic of Poland, led by Speaker Tomasz Grodzki, has become involved in strengthening Polish-Moroccan relations thanks to the efforts of Abderrahim Atmoun, Moroccan ambassador to Warsaw, who is suspected of corruption and intelligence activities in the European Parliament. The diplomat lobbied for EU countries to recognise the Western Sahara area as an integral part of Morocco, writes the latest issue of the Gazeta Polska. The entire text in the weekly, available from today (11 January) on sale.

    This scandal has shaken the European Union. According to Belgian investigators, some members of the European Parliament, including its deputy speaker Eva Kaili, allegedly accepted bribes from representatives of Qatar and Morocco in exchange for promoting the interests of these countries in Brussels. The case is ongoing (so far investigators have secured more than €1.5 million in cash). One of the threads of the scandal is the activities of Abderrahim Atmoun, the Moroccan ambassador to Poland. The diplomat, together with Moroccan intelligence, allegedly corrupted some MEPs in order to get the European Union to recognise the Western Sahara area as an integral part of his country. According to the findings of the ‘GP’, he lobbied intensively in this regard also in Poland. Not only did he convince Polish companies to invest in the disputed region, but he also led the Polish Senate, led by Speaker Tomasz Grodzki, a Civic Platform senator, to become involved in strengthening Polish-Moroccan relations. “Gazeta Polska” reveals the behind-the-scenes relations of a diplomat suspected of corruption and intelligence activities in the European Parliament with Polish senators.

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