An EU source familiar with the ongoing investigation into the activities of the European Parliament’s office in Greece has confirmed to New Europe that the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is in the early stages of looking into a case that involves the former head of the Athens office, Leonidas Antonakopoulos and two of his associates at the European Parliament office in Greece, for unspecified transactions that have not been made public.

The source also made it clear that Antonakopoulos was prohibited from accessing the premises of the European Parliament in Athens and that the investigation has not currently examined any other offices of the EU Institutions in Greece.

European Parliament deputy spokesperson Marjory van den Broeke told the media on October 3 that OLAF had serious questions about certain economic transactions conducted by Antonakopoulos and his associates.