Question for written answer E-009116/2015
to the Commission
Jonathan Arnott (EFDD)
Subject: Turkey’s sanctions against the EU and IPA funding
Turkey has imposed sanctions on Luxembourg, Austria and the Vatican as a result of its opposition to EU nations remembering the victims of the Armenian genocide and the human disaster this caused to at least one million people.
As a direct result of this lack of recognition of the right to freedom of expression, will the Commission consider stopping its allocations of IPA funding that have been scheduled to be paid out for the period 2014-2020 to the tune of EUR 4 453.9 billion?
Answer given by Mr Hahn
on behalf of the Commission
At the moment, the Commission is not considering suspending its assistance to Turkey, for the same reasons explained in its answer to the written question E-001159/20151.