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Parliamentary questions
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18 December 2019
Question for written answer
to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Rule 138
Pierfrancesco Majorino, Pietro Bartolo, Andrea Cozzolino, Giuliano Pisapia, Massimiliano Smeriglio
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Consequences of the agreement between Turkey and Libya (GNA)

A bilateral memorandum on maritime jurisdiction and security and military cooperation between Turkey and the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) was signed on 27 November.

This agreement effectively undermines the territorial sovereignty of EU Member States and provides for military support from Turkey at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord.

This could have destabilising effects for the whole Mediterranean area and should be seen against the dangerous background of Erdogan’s hegemonic expansion.

The High Representative himself has already expressed concern about this agreement, as well as solidarity and support to Greece and Cyprus.

That said, can the High Representative answer the following questions:

How does he intend to defend the territorial integrity of the Member States involved?

What action does the EU intend to take in order to avoid a possible military escalation in Libya?

In the event of a military escalation, has the EU drawn up any plans to evacuate and protect civilians and migrants in the detention camps?

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