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Parliamentary questions
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5 May 2020
E-002744/2020
Question for written answer E-002744/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Mathilde Androuët
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Will funding for Open Society be maintained despite the crisis?

George Soros' Open Society European Policy Institute is registered as a think tank with the Commission in the European Transparency Register. Some of Open Society's subsidiaries, foundations based in Armenia, Poland and Serbia, received EUR 3 097 680 from the EU in 2017. Another of its front organisations, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), reportedly received EUR 900 787 in 2019. In these extraordinary times, when the EU is already promising colossal financial efforts to ensure that our economies can overcome the crisis caused by the COVID‑19 pandemic, this funding seems more irrelevant than ever. All the more so, given that Mr Soros smugly announced in the media that he had bequeathed the staggering sum of USD 18 billion to his Open Society Foundations. He also acknowledged that his foundation had played an active role in the destabilisation of Ukraine through the International Renaissance Foundation.

The Commission must not ignore this. Does the Commission intend to stop funding Mr Soros' outfits?

Original language of question: FR
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