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Parliamentary questions
7 September 2012
E-007949/2012
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Nikolaos Salavrakos (EFD)

 Subject: Christian communities in the Middle East and Syria
 Answer(s) 

Christian communities are now in great peril, particularly in Syria, where they and other minority groups will be the first to bear the consequences of continued extremism.

Given that the EU must not only examine the situation of religious minorities within its territory, but also accept a degree of responsibility outside it:

1. Can the Commission give information regarding the situation of Christian communities in Syria and the Middle East?
2. Has it taken the necessary measures to assist and protect Christian communities in countries where they are facing difficulties and will it recommend immediate measures to protect their rights under international human rights treaties?
3. Does the Commission take account of the situation of religious minorities in decisions to award funding to the areas concerned?

Original language of question: ELOJ C 308 E, 23/10/2013
Last updated: 21 September 2012Legal notice