quinta-feira, 15 de abril de 2010
José Manuel Durão Barroso e José Luís Arnaut (AMBOS DO PPD_PSD) envolvidos no caso de CORRUPÇÂO DA COMPRA DOS SUBMARINOS À ALEMANHA
José Manuel Durão Barroso e José Luís Arnaut (AMBOS DO PPD_PSD) envolvidos no caso de CORRUPÇÂO DA COMPRA DOS SUBMARINOS À ALEMANHA.
Germany / Portugal
Barroso named in submarine deal inquiry Published on March 31 March 2010 José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, has been mentioned in a German police investigation concerning the sale of two German submarines to Portugal in 2002, writes Público.
According to police files, it is alleged that Jürgen Adolff, Portugal'shonorary consul in Munich, secured a direct meeting with the then Portuguese prime-minister and German firm Ferrostaal, which eventuallywon the contract worth €880 million. It is claimed that Adolff secured more €0.5 million for his services.
A police report leaked by German magazine Der Spiegel refers also to bribe money laundered by a Portuguese law firm to the national admirality.
According to the Hamburg weekly, witnesses have stated bribery was acommon practice in Ferrostaal, one of whose board members, KlausLesker, is currently under arrest.
José Manuel Barroso has since denied any intervention in the submarine contract, although he admits havingmet Mr Adolff, who has been removed from his post by the Portugueuseforeign ministry.