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Parliamentary questions
1 September 2017
E-005453-17
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Nikos Androulakis (S&D)

 Subject:  EU funding and emissions scandal
 Answer(s) 

A European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) study has shown that Volkswagen, unlawfully and against contractual obligations, used a EUR 400 million loan from the European Investment Bank to build an engine that used emissions-cheating software. Bearing in mind that, since 1990, this company has received total funding of EUR 5 billion from the EIB.

Considering that hundreds of thousands of European consumers have been deceived by Volkswagen, with engines that have been obviously built on EU funds:

Have the investigation findings been sent to the competent criminal authorities, and what will the Commission do to ensure that those responsible will be punished?

Has any relevant investigation been conducted into other automakers that have received EU funding? If so, what was the outcome?

Have any sanctions been imposed at management level, such as prohibition from participating in projects fully or partially financed by the EU, on companies like Volkswagen that used EU funds to deceive European consumers?

Original language of question: EL 
Last updated: 13 September 2017Legal notice