Scandal-hit EU political group starts damage limitation work


              FILE - Seals are pictured on European parliament Parliament Vice President Eva Kaili's office door at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on Dec. 13, 2022. The major center-left political group embroiled in a corruption scandal at the European Parliament will seek this week to insulate itself from more fallout in the cash-for-influence affair linked to Qatar and Morocco as Belgian justice authorities target its members. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)
            
              FILE - An almost empty hemicycle is pictured during a session on suspicions of corruption at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday Dec 13, 2022. The major center-left political group embroiled in a corruption scandal at the European Parliament will seek this week to insulate itself from more fallout in the cash-for-influence affair linked to Qatar and Morocco as Belgian justice authorities target its members. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)
            
              FILE - A man walks by the office of Belgian NGO 'No Peace without Justice' in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. The major center-left political group embroiled in a corruption scandal at the European Parliament will seek this week to insulate itself from more fallout in the cash-for-influence affair linked to Qatar and Morocco as Belgian justice authorities target its members. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
            
              Belgian MEP Marc Tarabella speaks with the media in Brussels, Dec. 13, 2022. The major center-left political group embroiled in a corruption scandal at the European Parliament will seek this week to insulate itself from more fallout in the cash-for-influence affair linked to Qatar and Morocco as Belgian justice authorities target its members. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)
            
              FILE - Roberta Metsola, President of European Parliament, center, meets the presidents of political groups at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday Dec 13, 2022. The major center-left political group embroiled in a corruption scandal at the European Parliament will seek this week to insulate itself from more fallout in the cash-for-influence affair linked to Qatar and Morocco as Belgian justice authorities target its members. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)
            
              FILE - European Parliament President Roberta Metsola speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. The major center-left political group embroiled in a corruption scandal at the European Parliament will seek this week to insulate itself from more fallout in the cash-for-influence affair linked to Qatar and Morocco as Belgian justice authorities target its members. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
            
              FILE - A man walks down stairs during a special session on lobbying Monday, Dec. 12, 2022 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. The major center-left political group embroiled in a corruption scandal at the European Parliament will seek this week to insulate itself from more fallout in the cash-for-influence affair linked to Qatar and Morocco as Belgian justice authorities target its members. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)