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Parliamentary questions
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18 January 2019
E-000247-19
Question for written answer E-000247-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Sotirios Zarianopoulos (NI)

 Subject:  Activities of the European Solidarity Corps in Greece
 Answer in writing 

In setting up the European Solidarity Corps, the EU aims to promote the interests of EU monopolies by squeezing out their international competitors, particularly in key geopolitical areas where the ESC is intended to be deployed. With the unpaid voluntary activities and the scantly paid internships it provides, the ESC is intended to secure a free or very cheap workforce for businesses and NGOs at the expense of workers who are stuck in temporary jobs without any employment, insurance or salary rights. To this end, it is being allocated EUR 375.6 million in EU funds for the period 2018-2020.

In the name of solidarity and social awareness, the EU is using the ESC to replace social services that it is the state’s role to provide (e.g. healthcare, welfare), thereby further promoting the privatisation of these services and providing business groupings with fresh opportunities for profit.

The EU and bourgeois governments are seeking to harness the ESC as a tool for manipulating young people’s outlook so that they become accustomed to reduced expectations and permanent ‘mobility’ as they move from one job to another without any rights, ‘cannon fodder’ for the EU’s plans.

In view of the above, will the Commission say:
1. Which contracts as part of the ESC have been drawn up for ‘actions’ in Greece?
2. What are the ‘participating organisations’ (enterprises, NGOs) that have joined the ESC?
Original language of question: EL 
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