European Court rules against MEP Kaili on immunity lifting request

The Court of Justice of the European Union has dismissed "as inadmissible in its entirety" the challenge brought by European Parliament Member Eva Kaili against the request for lifting her parliamentary immunity.

"On the basis of an investigation concerning the management of parliamentary allowances, the European Chief Prosecutor, Laura Kövesi, made a request on 15 December 2022 to the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, to lift the parliamentary immunity of Eva Kaili, former Vice-President of the European Parliament," the court order says. "Ms Metsola decided to announce that request in the Parliament's plenary session and to refer it to the Committee of Legal Affairs," it adds.

"The acts in question are not open to challenge," the court opined Tuesday.

The court said that a request for lifting an MEPs immunity aims to facilitate an...

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