Parliamentary questions
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30 June 2015
O-000085/2015
Question for oral answer O-000085/2015
to the Commission
Rule 128
Rebecca Harms, Philippe Lamberts, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

 Subject: EU Investment Package for Greece

On 4 June 2015, the Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced a EUR 35 billion aid package for Greece to be allocated from now until 2020. The money is already reserved for Athens, but according to Mr Juncker the allocation depends on Greek reforms. Media sources suggest that the money comes from cohesion policy (around EUR 20 bn) and agricultural aid (around EUR 15 bn). These figures correspond to the financial allocations for Greece under the current MFF.

Can the Commission provide precise information about the investment package for Greece in connection with sources of financing, investment priorities and conditions to be fulfilled for the release of the investment package?

Can the Commission, in particular, confirm that it is not offering supplementary funds, but rather allocations for Greece that have already been adopted under the EU budget until 2020?

Which provision of EU law allows making programming and implementation of EU funding conditional upon the acceptance of proposals from creditors (European Commission/ECB/IMF) in the context of the Economic Adjustment Programme?

Which other measures, including in the fields of cohesion policy, agriculture and EFSI, is the Commission preparing in order to make the money available to Greece as soon as possible and achieve immediate benefits for sustainable development and combat unemployment and poverty?

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