Answer given by Mr Dalli on behalf of the Commission
The Commission would refer to its reply to Written Question E‑011178/2011(1) on the issue of stray dogs in Ukraine. In a letter of 1 February 2012 to the Ukrainian authorities, the Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine raised concerns about the treatment of stray dogs in Ukraine and requested information about measures taken by the government to address these concerns.
The EU does not co-finance the UEFA European Football Championship 2012. However, the EU has provided limited technical support mainly aimed at minimising security and safety risks of the event.