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EU Prosecutor Confirms Ongoing Investigation into Ursula von der Leyen’s Dealings with Albert Bourla

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On Friday, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (“EPPO”) confirmed it has an ongoing investigation into the acquisition of Covid vaccines in the European Union. The EPPO is tasked with investigating and prosecuting economic crimes against the financial interests of the European Union (“EU”)

“This exceptional confirmation comes after the extremely high public interest. No further details will be made public at this stage,” the EPPO tweeted.

This comes after renewed calls last Tuesday for the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to resign.  Four Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) held a press conference to expose what happened during the second session of the European Parliament’s special committee on Covid-19 (“COVI”) on 10 October which put questions to Pfizer’s representative Janine Small.


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In April 2021, The New York Times reported that it was von der Leyen who had concluded the huge vaccine contract with Pfizer/BioNTech. She personally took care of signing the contract during negotiations with Pfizer’s CEO, Albert Bourla. The deal to lock in 1.8 billion doses established the European Union as Pfizer’s biggest single client by far.

“For a month, von der Leyen had been exchanging texts and calls with Albert Bourla, the chief executive of Pfizer, another vaccine supplier to the bloc. And as they spoke, two things became clear: Pfizer might have more doses it could offer the bloc — many more. And the European Union would be thrilled to have them,” The New York Times wrote.

Details had been discussed by telephone and text messages. In May 2021, netzpolitik.org journalist Alexander Fanta submitted a Freedom of Information request to obtain copies of von der Leyen’s messages with Bourla. The European Commission Secretary-General responded: “No documents could be found that fell within the scope of your request.”

The Commission’s refusal to grant access to these communications prompted the EU ombudsman Emily O’Reilly to criticise how the commission handled this Freedom of Information request. O’Reilly found that the commission staff had never explicitly asked the president’s office to look for the text messages and called on the EU executive to do a more exhaustive search. The Commission said that it was unable to find such messages: “The Commission can confirm that the search undertaken by the President’s cabinet for relevant text messages corresponding to the request for access to documents has not yielded any results,” the EU transparency commissioner Vera Jourova said in a letter to the ombudsman.

As reported by Investigate Europe in September 2021, according to a report prepared by the People’s Vaccine Alliance, the EU may have overpaid €31 billion for doses. This assessment rests on a study by Imperial College London showing that mRNA injections could be mass-produced for as little as $1.18 to $2.85. The markup for each shot would thus be over 794% for Moderna and over 1,838% for Pfizer.

(Related: Blackrock, Vanguard and Pharma Executives Are Making a Killing from A Crisis They Helped to Create)

The lack of transparency surrounding these texts triggered outrage among MEPs and civil society organisations who criticised the commission for using tricks to avoid accountability. During a press conference calling for von der Leyen’s resignation in February, MEP Cristian Terhes said:

“Is this the Europe we want?  A Europe where the President of the Commission personally negotiates with the head of a private company on something that affects our fundamental rights? We should … have access to these documents. It should have been her [to be] the first one disclosing this information to us MEPs and us journalists and everybody living in the European Union because we are all affected by these decisions. And that did not happen.”

Cristian Terhes: Ursula von der Leyen’s immediate resignation demanded by freedom-fighting MEPs, 18 February 2022

Belgian socialist MEP Kathleen van Brempt, who chairs COVI, deemed the Commission’s response as “unacceptable”.  “The complete lack of transparency benefits the industry, not the European citizens,” she tweeted. Van Brempt told Politico that the lack of transparency further reinforces the view that the EU is in the pocket of multinational companies.

(Read more: EU Commission says it cannot find messages with Pfizer CEO, EU Observer, 29 June 2022 and Serious corruption scandal around Ursula von der Leyen, Les Observateurs, 11 October 2022)

Retweeting the EPPO’s tweet on Friday confirming their ongoing investigation, van Brempt tweeted:

“The COVI committee will be following this case with great attention. Several aspects of the 3rd Pfizer contract deserve looking into, the text messages between the Commission President and the fact that there is no paper trail of the preliminary negotiations in first instance.

“We need to know why the biggest contract is the least transparent. We need to understand why the EU is obliged to buy 1.8 billion Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines, regardless of the needs, regardless of whether new and better players have entered the market.

“Many EU contracts reserved a “right” to buy but with the Pfizer contract, we do have an “obligation” to buy. Why did we deviate from the normal procedure for a contract that covers our needs many times, for a period where all would already be vaccinated (2022 and 2023).”

Retweeting van Brempt’s tweet, Terhes said: “Kathleen van Brempt just pointed out some BIG problems related to von der Leyen and Pfizer … EU Commission is corrupt #UrsulaMustResign.”

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Bob - Enough
Bob - Enough
1 month ago

Is it me, or does all of this seem to be out of the Clinton playbook ?. Are we being mocked again ?; hope not.

Mig
Mig
Reply to  Bob - Enough
1 month ago

Yes we are, in my opinion because there are more than enough criminal facts already clear as a just washed window to put her in jail for life. And after that there is plenty of time to investigate whatever they like.

Bob - Enough
Bob - Enough
Reply to  Mig
1 month ago

All becoming too obvious now, isn’t it ?. Cheers

Merv
Merv
Reply to  Bob - Enough
1 month ago

I would comment but I am too scared I will commit suicide by two shots to the back of the head.

Bob - Enough
Bob - Enough
Reply to  Merv
1 month ago

LMAO.

But looking at the receipts that have just gone missing, the suitcase you may be found in, is one of the better brands.

Hillary and Bill

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Mig
Mig
1 month ago

It is not a difficult case. Von der Leyen spent lots of money that wasn’t hers in only one way and that way is exclusively personal, and personal is all what Von der Leyen should NOT have done. And if so, she has to pay everything back, and because of stealing she has to go to jail.

For buying things on her own responsability makes her a serial killer too, which is good for the rest of her life living in prison, at least, and that for only this huge crime

Also a judge crime is the fact that she showed all europeans that leaders of Europe can do anything they like with taking away your live and of whoever they like and spending all your money as well or take your house. They cannot ever be trusted again. She also has to pay for the end of the European Union, because when more people realise what I just wrote, people are mad as hell. I am afraid that has new negative consequences on our economy which already was carefully destroyed by…yes this complete idiot Ursula von der Leyen, worse and eviler than this woman is not easy possible.

The fact that she is not in jail yet, makes me know the end of ‘Europe’ is coming soon, unless they fast as hell start blaming the one to blame for the serious harm and killing done, when smiling, and all just alone spending other peoples money on things she pays a friend 8 times the real costs. So she is not even a commenly known actual talent in buying things or something at all! And that is a very much understatement.
Of course she paid her partner in crime way to much to gain ultra personally after a while, thinking everyone will have forgotten her spending the billions of everyone but herself. Like I said, I think she is more powersick than powersick can be. And before everybody knows what Von der Leyen exactly has done, she has to be inprisioned. And if not, it is more than just a sign under the new contracts about all countries leaving the United Nations

MUNCHY
MUNCHY
Reply to  Mig
1 month ago

8 times what? Where is the evidence for that?

J Smith
J Smith
1 month ago

Ursula Van de L must feel the full force of our fury. And she is not the only one who will be punished. It’s all catching up with them. The Truth will always be revealed.

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Milton Passon
Milton Passon
1 month ago

Ursula von der Leyen is among the lowest type of yellow dog scum that has ever walked the earth. The death penalty is too good for her.

aida
aida
1 month ago

Yes nice pic with the prison bars, hopefully very soon and no exclusive , protected quarters , just the main place with the others please, for all of these criminals . I hope this will be the moment everything changes, constitutiosn with safeguards and a different system where any person who is in politics must be in a glass house where we can see everything concerning money, and they must not be able to get highly paid jobs when they finish their mandate, to make sure they don’t do deals. The likes of schwab and gates mut not leave descendents.

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[…] “Per un mese, von der Leyen ha scambiato messaggi e telefonate con Albert Bourla, amministratore delegato di Pfizer, un altro fornitore di vaccini del blocco. E mentre parlavano, due cose sono diventate chiare: Pfizer potrebbe avere più dosi che potrebbe offrire al blocco, molte di più. E l’Unione Europea sarebbe entusiasta di averli”, ha scritto il New York Times. (Leggi l’articolo completo su The Exposé qui: https://expose-news.com/2022/10/17/investigation-into-von-der-leyens-dealings-with-bourla/) […]