BRUSSELS, March 16 (EUROPA PRESS) -
The president of the European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control, the German Monika Hohlmeir, has asked the European Commission in writing this Thursday to investigate whether European funds have been involved in the so-called 'Mediator' case.
In a letter sent to the offices of the economic vice-president of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis, and the European Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, to which Europe Press has had access, Hohlmeier has warned of "worrying" news about the execution of certain projects in the Canary Islands in which he warns that "EU funds could be at stake".
Hohlmeier, who traveled to Madrid at the end of February together with a delegation of MEPs to examine the execution of the European funds for the recovery after the pandemic, has taken advantage of the letter to underline the "success" of the mission, in which he has highlighted that the Commission's contribution was "much appreciated".
After her visit, the German concluded that there were no indications of "fraud or infringement" in the funds deployed and assured that there was no prospect of "turning off the tap" to Spain.
However, he has now pointed out in his letter to the commissioners that the Spanish media have sent him "worrying news about the execution of certain projects in the Canary Islands, in which EU funds could be at stake and, more specifically, from the Recovery and Resilience Fund".
In this sense, he has asked the Community Executive to explain if EU funds have been involved and to what extent, and how Brussels intends to follow up on the matter, and has also encouraged them to report it "to their due time" before the parliamentary commission that she chairs.