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Slovenian MEP Resigns Amidst Corruption Charges

Ljubljana, 21 March - Zoran Thaler stepped down as a member of the European Parliament on Monday after The Sunday Times accused him of corruption following an undercover action they dubbed cash-for-laws. Thaler, one of three MEPs fingered by the British paper, continues to deny having done anything illegal.

Ljubljana
Zoran Thaler announces his decision to step down as MEP after the Sunday Times exposes his implication in a cash-for-laws scandal.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Zoran Thaler announces his decision to step down as MEP after the Sunday Times exposes his implication in a cash-for-laws scandal.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Zoran Thaler announces his decision to step down as MEP after the Sunday Times exposes his implication in a cash-for-laws scandal.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Zoran Thaler announces his decision to step down as MEP after the Sunday Times exposes his implication in a cash-for-laws scandal.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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