European Commission College decides to lift the immunity of OLAF’s Kessler in secret session

Credit © European Union, 2016

Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Budget and Human Resources and Giovanni Kessler, Director-General of OLAF, 2014

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva pushed Kessler to resign and take a different post at the European Commission, or see his immunity revoked.

The College of Commissioners has decided to lift the immunity of the European Union's Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) chief Giovanni Kessler, who will now potentially face the Belgian prosecutor on questions related to the Dalli investigation. The successful conclusion of the OLAF investigation led to the forced resignation of former Health Commissioner John Dalli in 2012.

The decision to revoke Kessler’s immunity was taken in a restricted session of the weekly College meeting of the European Commis...

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