European parliament calls for investigation into ‘Azerbaijani Laundromat’
14 Sep 2017

The European parliament has called for an investigation into revelations by the UK Guardian newspapers and media partners that Azerbaijan ran a secret $2.9bn slush fund to pay influential Europeans to paint a positive image of the authoritarian regime.

MEPs have demanded a “comprehensive” investigation into “attempts by Azerbaijan and other autocratic regimes … to influence European decision-makers through illicit means”, following a last-minute amendment to a report on corruption.

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