Anti graft prosecutors decided on Monday to start an investigation on the possible corruption case involving Romanian MEP Adrian Severin, following the lobby scandal revealed by the British daily Sunday Times involving the Romanian MEP, anti graft prosecutors’ spokesperson Livia Saplacan announced.

Three MEPs – Slovenian Zoran Thaler, Romanian Adrian Severin and Austrian Ernst Strasser were willing, according to the British daily, to sell their services in exchange of sums up to 100,000 euro to some undercover journalists posing as lobbyists.