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Parliamentary questions
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8 March 2017
E-001596-17
Question for written answer E-001596-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Olaf Stuger (ENF)

 Subject:  Ineffectiveness of EU aid to Africa
 Answer in writing 

Efforts by the EU to help countries in sub-Saharan Africa to generate more income of their own are not proving successful. The EUR 1.7 billion that the EU spent on budget support for that region of Africa between 2012 and April 2016 ‘has not yet been effective’, according to the Court of Auditors of the EU(1).

1. Does the Commission agree with the PVV that this EUR 1.7 billion in taxpayers’ money has been wasted by pouring it into the bottomless pit known as ‘Africa’?

2. How many African countries and/or dictatorships has the Commission specifically ‘aided’ with taxpayers’ money (including tax revenue from the Netherlands)? Please provide an overview.

(1)http://www.telegraaf.nl/buitenland/27702970/__EU-steun_Afrika_faalt__.html

Original language of question: NL 
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