If we stick to the Belgian weekly Le Vif , it is a little more than 10 billion euros belonging to the Gaddafi regime that mysteriously disappeared from the accounts of the Euroclear Bank in Belgium between 2013 and 2017.
Logically, of the 16 billion euros belonging to Gaddafi’s entourage that have been frozen, the authorities have found so far only 6 billion euros. It should be noted that these assets of the entourage of the late guide Lybian Muammar Gaddafi had been frozen at the request of the UN.
It was more specifically an amount of € 16.1 billion, of which € 1.9 billion had been held since November 29, 2013 in four Euroclear Bank accounts opened by Arab Banking Corporation and HSBC Securities. Services on behalf of the Libyan Investment Authority and Libyan Foreign Investment Company Libyan sovereign wealth funds.
But the investigating judge in Brussels, wanting to seize several billion in the context of a survey on money laundering in November 2017, realized that there was not more than 6 billion euros.
The Treasury of the Belgian Federal Public Service of Finance gave no authorization to unfreeze the accounts. For the moment a question arises: has Brussels properly controlled the freezing of funds?
According to MP Georges Gilkinet quoted by our colleagues in the daily 7sur7: ” There are many indications that Belgium has not respected the UN regulation forcing a freeze of Libyan assets in Belgian banks. Very large amounts of interest have been released. Who authorized the unfreezing of these assets? What justified this decision? Who were these funds paid to? Did they not serve to finance terrorist actions?