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Parliamentary questions
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17 April 2019
P-001960-19
Question for written answer P-001960-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Dimitrios Papadimoulis (GUE/NGL)

 Subject:  Funding the European Far Right
 Answer in writing 

According to recent reports (Der Standard, The Guardian, etc.), citing an investigation by the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany, the far-right terrorist Brenton Harrison Tarrant responsible for the attack in New Zealand had sent many thousands of euros to far-right organisations in Europe, in particular to Martin Sellner, head of IBO, the Identitarian Movement of Austria.

Harald Vilimsky, an ENF MEP and senior FPO official, appears through paid advertisements in a number of issues of magazines published by the pro-Nazi IBO, thereby making indirect donations of many thousands of euros to that movement.

Moreover, Susanne Winter, another FPO politician, is a member of the Alliance for Peace and Freedom, which until September 2018 had access to EU funding.

Will the Commission say:
Does it know whether a share of funding for the ENF ends up indirectly financing far-right movements across Europe?
Does it have a detailed account of actions that indirectly boost, at national level, the funding received by the ENF?
How does it ensure that EU party funding does not end up being combined with funding received by far-right organisations from far-right racist terrorists around the world, such as Brenton Harrison Tarrant?
Original language of question: EL 
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