The European Parliament decided to launch an investigation following the information in the daily British Sunday Times revealing that three MEPs including Romanian Adrian Severin declared willing to “sell their services” in exchange of up to 100,000 euro/year to some undercover journalists pretending to be lobbyists.

The accusations are serious, and the European Parliament takes them seriously, a EP spokesperson declared for AFP. British daily The Sunday Times published an article accusing three MEPs, including Romanian Adrian Severin who were willing to submit certain amendments in the EP for important sums of money.