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Information on Domrovskis’ alleged bribe in Catalonia’s independence case stays unconfirmed

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCorruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has not found any proof to suggest Latvia’s ex-prime minister and current EC Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis had received a bribe in exchange for expressing support for Catalonia’s independence.

According to KNAB press-representative Laura Dusa, the inspection carried out by the bureau did not yield any confirmation to the information reported by the media. With that, there is no reason to launch a criminal process.

Spanish magazine Interviu had previously referenced Dombrovskis’ statements made in 2013, when he was prime minister of Latvia. When asked by Agencia Catalana de Noticies if Latvia would recognize Catalonia’s independence, Dombrovskis responded by saying «if the process is legitimate, why not?»

The magazine then stated with reference to certain sources that this statement and the payment for it had been supposedly agreed upon in advance. After an investigation that lasted for months, Spanish police reported that the size of the bribe was allegedly EUR 6 million. Allegedly the technical side of the deal was handled by Dombrovskis’ former advisor Sandra Bukane.

When asked to comment the magazine’s reported information, Dombrovskis explained that the statements published by Interviu and absurd and untrue.

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  1. Rafael Areip says:

    In a democratic European Union, Spain would be expelled.

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  2. Vince says:

    Spanish and nacional/nacionalist Press always writting falses news about catalan parties or democratic people with sympaties for Catalonia. (Sorry for my english). Thanks Latvia.

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  3. Catalan victim says:

    The only rational and adequate reply to the continued lies and attacks by the Spanish repressive state apparatus would be a legal action by the European Commission before the Court of Justice of the EU denouncing the antidemocratic attitude and the actions of the Spanish state that are incompatible with Ius Cogens and with the norms of the European Union.

    This is the only way to defend European values …and to protect the victims from the continuation of the Spanish genocide against Catalonia!!!

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