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Parliamentary questions
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18 April 2018
E-002196-18
Question for written answer E-002196-18
to the Council
Rule 130
Nicolas Bay (ENF) , France Jamet (ENF) , Gilles Lebreton (ENF) , Jean-Luc Schaffhauser (ENF) , Bernard Monot (ENF) , Marie-Christine Arnautu (ENF) , Sylvie Goddyn (ENF) , Christelle Lechevalier (ENF) , Steeve Briois (ENF)

 Subject:  Monitoring grants allocated to Kosovo
 Answer in writing 

The Commission has granted EUR 2 130 382.23 to fund the pedestrianised area in the south of Kosovska Mitrovica (Contract No 2014/341-440).

In this same area, however, a monument to Mehë Uka, a former member of the terrorist UÇK movement, has been erected. The statue shows the terrorist with a handgun and a grenade. Flying in front of the statue is the flag not of Kosovo, but of Albania. The very name of the UÇK sends shivers down the spines of the Serbs still living in the enclaves of Kosovo, who are regularly targeted by attacks such as the ones carried out in Klina or Novake.

While Pristina has recently announced that it would be compensating the families of the terrorists responsible for the deadly 2015 attacks in Kumanovo, Macedonia, we hear that the EU has agreed to send Kosovo EUR 645.5 million in funding by 2020.

Will the Council quietly accept that the Commission is squandering European taxpayers’ money on a State whose existence has not been recognised by five EU Member States?

In the Council’s view, can a monument glorifying an anti-Serb terrorist really be helping to reconcile the communities?

Original language of question: FR 
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