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Parliamentary questions
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20 December 2016
Answer given by Mr Moedas on behalf of the Commission
Question reference: E-007535/2016

Several mechanisms have been put in place to monitor the use of EU funds and compliance with ethical and legal principles, including ethics reviews, the monitoring of project implementation, audits, and penalties in case of non‐compliance. The LAW-TRAIN project has recently undergone a technical review and all necessary measures have been taken to address the Honourable Member's concerns and ensure that all relevant ethical and legal requirements have been observed during the implementation of the project.

Furthermore, as part of its cooperation with Israel, the EU engages in regular dialogue on issues relating to human rights. The EU considers that cooperation and engagement with Israel, which make such dialogue possible, are more effective than isolation or boycotts.

As explained in Commission Notice Nr 2013/C-205/15(1), in order to be eligible for participation in European programmes such as Horizon 2020(2), all Israeli legal persons (1) must have their place of establishment within Israel's pre-1967 borders (public authorities at national level such as the Israeli National Police are exempted from this criterion) and (2) may not carry out research activities in the Occupied Territories.

The Honourable Member's question refers to negotiations on Interpol-Israel cooperation. Israel is a member of Interpol since October 1949. The Commission therefore assumed that the Honourable Member was referring to ongoing negotiations on an agreement on cooperation between Europol and the Israeli National Police. They are conducted by authorised EU representatives in full conformity with the requirements of EC law(3), international law(4), as well as the EU's policy on the Middle East Peace process.

(1)OJ C 205, 19.7.2013.
(2)The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020).
(3)Including the legislation quoted in the question.
(4)Including international human rights law and international law.

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