The Italian newspaper ildubbio has confirmed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is at the core of the alleged financial corruption scandal in the European Parliament, which has gained media attention under the name “Qatargate.”
The newspaper highlighted leaked documents concerning the UAE’s funding of Alp Services, a Swiss intelligence company. These documents revealed files inciting around a thousand European personalities from 18 European countries and 400 organizations on behalf of Emirati intelligence.
According to the newspaper, the list compiled by the spies of Alp Services includes the names of the three main accused individuals in the Qatargate case: Belgian MEP Marc Tarabella, former Vice President of the European Parliament Eva Kaili, and former trade unionist and lobbyist Antonio Panzeri.
The newspaper raised a spontaneous question: How could the conclusions reached by the Brussels Public Prosecutor’s Office and the investigating magistrate Michel Claise be the same as those of Alp Service, Emirati intelligence, and the same secret services?
They noted that it seemed as if the 007 operatives crafted a fictional narrative on Prosecutor Claise’s desk, confident that the judge would fulfil their mission on their behalf. In the end, the only crime of Qatargate may not be Qatargate itself.
The newspaper warned that the UAE and other Gulf countries have been engaging in secret wars using billions of dollars from inexhaustible reserves in sovereign wealth funds and employing unscrupulous methods through intelligence agencies.
It revealed that the UAE relied on Alp Services, based in Geneva, to identify genuine and potential pressure groups, primarily those supportive of Qatar. This work cost approximately six million euros. The company’s founder, Mario Brero, an Italian-Swiss “expert in confidential relations,” has an ambiguous personality and seems unconcerned about hiding it from the public, making him somewhat likeable, even though his “sympathetic” services have very little merit.
In recent years, Brero’s name and his factory of hackers and former cybersecurity agents have surfaced in dozens of events with more or less obscure connections, spanning from Africa to the Balkans, Western Europe to Central Asia, and even Russia.
Among these events is the “Abu Dhabi Secrets” dossier, which allegedly contains a list of 160 individuals and 80 organizations accused of supporting the cause of the Muslim Brotherhood. However, the newspaper revealed that people were often cited randomly, without any logical connection or even a remote link to Doha or Islamist extremists, resulting in a ferocious collective defamation operation.
The victims listed include journalists, imams, university professors, and prominent political figures such as Belgian Minister of Environment Zakia Khattabi. The UAE Ambassador to Brussels was summoned to the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs last Friday to address these concerns.
Due to the extensive incitement campaign funded by Abu Dhabi through the Swiss intelligence company, dozens of European personalities have begun preparing legal actions against the UAE in several European countries.
According to human rights sources, European individuals have initiated significant preparations in coordination with legal organizations to file lawsuits against the UAE government.
The sources indicated that these legal actions are gaining momentum, indirectly supported by several European governments, amid widespread anger over Emirati incitement.