Commission Question – Turkey’s sanctions against the EU and IPA funding

Question for written answer E-009116/2015

to the Commission

Rule 130

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.


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