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Parliamentary questions
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31 January 2019
Question for written answer E-000586-19
to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative)
Rule 130
Monika Beňová (S&D)

 Subject:  VP/HR — Arms exports to Yemen
 Answer in writing 

Control Arms UK, a coalition of non-governmental organisations, has recently submitted a report detailing shortcomings in the UK arms sales strategy, namely the extent of the UK’s engagement in the conflict in Yemen. According to the report, concerns remain about the transparency of the use of arms export licenses by UK companies. Furthermore, there has been an overall lack of action to limit arms exports to Yemen, despite numerous calls for a limit on arms exports to those involved in this appalling conflict. In its resolution of 4 October 2018, Parliament called for an end to arms exports to countries actively participating in the Yemeni conflict(1).

Is the VP/HR prepared to support an arms embargo on countries actively engaging in the war in Yemen, such as Saudi Arabia?

Is it prepared to raise awareness about the extent of Member States’ participation in arms exports to countries actively engaging in the conflict in Yemen?

(1)Texts adopted, P8_TA(2018)0383.

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