Head of Greece’s European Parliament Information Office Suspended

Leonidas Antonakopoulos, the Head of the information office of the European Parliament in Greece, was suspended along with two other members of staff due to their involvement in an investigation conducted by OLAF, the European anti-fraud office.

In an interview with Greece’s Kathimerini, Marjory van den Broeke, the European Parliament’s deputy spokesperson said that ”there are serious doubts concerning certain economic transactions conducted by these specific individuals,” adding that ”OLAF conducted a preliminary investigation into the matter and concluded that a full investigation needs to follow.”

OLAF did not share with the public neither the names of the two other officials involved in the investigation nor the nature of the possible fraud.