Italian judges rule Panzeri’s daughter have to be handed to Belgium –


The daughter of MEP Antonio Panzeri is one step away from being handed over to the Belgian authorities, and over €240,000 has been seized from her financial institution accounts.

In December, the Belgian judiciary issued a European arrest warrant for the daughter of the MEP, and on Monday, the Brescia Courtroom of Enchantment gave the go-ahead for her to be extradited.

Nonetheless, Panzeri may proceed with an enchantment to the Courtroom of Cassation inside 5 days for an extra and ultimate verdict.

“The precept of mutual belief between EU states prevailed over the proper of defence. We had causes that could possibly be shared, and as an alternative, they weren’t taken under consideration,” Panzeri’s defence legal professionals, Angelo De Riso and Nicola Colli instructed the press.

Each Silvia Panzeri and her mom, Maria Delores Colleoni, are accused of conspiracy, corruption and cash laundering and are underneath home arrest in Italy.

Over €240,000 was seized from Panzeri’s private account and from a joint one together with her mother and father, which her legal professionals described as “charges, the fruit of her skilled exercise.”

Silvia Panzeri could possibly be handed over to a jail in Haren, Belgium, the place former vice-president of the European Parliament Eva Kaili is at present being detained.

Belgian justice additionally requested lifting the parliamentary immunity of the 2 different MEPs concerned within the scandal: Belgian Marc Tarabella and Italian Andrea Cozzolino (PD/S&D).

On the plenary session in Strasbourg, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola introduced the beginning of the waiver process. Will probably be the Juri committee that should vote on the file within the coming days earlier than being ratified within the plenary. The EP management says it intends to conclude the process by early February.

(Federica Pascale |

Supply hyperlink