Commission Question – FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Question for written answer E-008840/2015

to the Commission

Rule 130

Jonathan Arnott (EFDD)

Subject: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

In light of recent human rights abuses in Russia, and the questions raised over the Russian bid, does the Commission intend to apply any diplomatic pressure regarding the host nation of the FIFA World Cup 2018?

EN

E-008840/2015

Answer given by Vice-President Mogherini

on behalf of the Commission

(24.9.2015)

The High Representative/Vice-President would like to refer the Honourable Member to the answer she provided to a similar question E-008912/20141.

The decision to award the organization of the 2018 World Cup to Russia belongs to the executive committee of the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association).

1  http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=WQ&reference=E-2014-008912&language=EN

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