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Parliamentary questions
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6 September 2018
E-004538-18
Question for written answer E-004538-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
André Elissen (ENF) , Auke Zijlstra (ENF)

 Subject:  Wasting tax-payers' money for EU propaganda
 Answer in writing 

The European Commission gives money to education programmes on the European Union(1). The purpose of these programmes is to stimulate further European unification. In total, the Commission has spent over EUR 318 million on the so-called Jean Monnet programme, which forms the basis of this one-sided propaganda.

1. Why does the Commission not leave education policy to individual Member States, where it belongs?

2. How can the Commission maintain that there has been independent scientific research when only advocates of further European integration are eligible for subsidies?

3. Where in the EU Treaty does it say that Dutch tax-payers’ money may be used for education programmes that only leave room for pro-EU opinions?

(1)‘Kritiek op EU-lessen die door EU worden betaald’ (28 August 2018), https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2018/08/28/de-eu-betaalt-voor-een-positieve-eu-les-a1614529

Original language of question: NL 
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