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Parliamentary questions
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25 April 2018
Question for written answer E-002316-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto (S&D)

 Subject:  Report by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on alleged corruption among some of its members
 Answer in writing 

A report drafted by an independent research group and published by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has referred to ‘highly suspicious’ behaviour on the part of some members of the Council, who have supported the dictatorships in Azerbaijan and Syria in exchange for money, gifts and other perks.

The report states that Agustín Conde, the current Spanish Secretary of State for Defence, actively promoted the regimes concerned. For example, in his capacity as an election observer in 2015, he failed to adhere to the election observation missions code by releasing a mission report which, according to the aforementioned PACE report, breached the principles of neutrality, impartiality and objectivity.

Does the Commission know about these extremely serious allegations?

Original language of question: ES 
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