European Commissioner seems entangled in dubious affairs
Recently, we wanted to know how long the European Commission chief is willing to protect Stella Kyriakides in connection with the non-transparent vaccine procurements. Now the question is what Ms Kyriakides has accepted in return for the unfavourable contracts. Where did the 4 million euros come from?
There are still many unanswered questions in the scandal involving Stella Kyriakides, the EU s Health Commissioner. Last week, it was revealed that, according to the Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus, 4 million euros landed in the joint bank account of Ms Kyriakides and her husband.
The money was transfered to the family account as a loan through the state-owned Cooperative Bank of Cyprus, but the couple has no coverage for such a large amount, and the Cypriot press began floating the possibility of passive corruption.
Feketen Feheren (Black and White), a vlog run by Miklos Omolnar, a prominent Hungarian journalist, posted a new video on the subject, in which Mr Omolnar draws attention to the fact that ever since the commissioner s scandal was exposed, Stella Kyriakides has been apologising profusely. In a statement to the ARD public service television program, the Commissioner stressed that she had no personal involvement in the matter.
According to the vlog, however, Ms Kyriakides has been trying to put it across that the amount, which certainly looks like corruption money, has nothing to do with the EU s vaccine agreements. She is trying to divert attention from the apparent fact that the bribe was pooled together by vaccine companies in return for the favourable contracts which allowed them the option of late and uneven delivery.