Qatar is the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). And European politicians strive to conclude contracts for the supply of energy resources. A corruption scandal in the European Parliament may prevent this, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the newspaper Die Welt.
Thus, a Qatari diplomat described it as a “discriminatory attempt to suspend Doha’s cooperation with the European Parliament” and warned that such a measure could affect the supply of blue fuel.
As part of recently signed contracts, Qatar will supply Germany with two million tons of LNG. And Berlin will think twice before making big statements that might anger the sheikhs.
“The small emirate openly threatens Europe to close the gas valve,” the article underlines.
Earlier in Brussels, the police detained the vice-president of the European Parliament, Eva Kaili. It is suspected that she received “large cash rewards” and “expensive gifts” for supporting Qatar’s bid to host the World Cup.