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Parliamentary questions
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20 May 2020
Question for written answer E-003125/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Nicola Beer (Renew)
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: The EU’s clarification letter regarding the EU funded contracts – Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff

In the light of the answers given by Commissioner Várhelyi to Written Questions E-000268/2020 and E-003573/2019, in  which he emphasises that no funds, financial assets or economic resources can be made available, directly or indirectly to, or for the benefit of, any natural or legal person, group or entity designated by the EU.

Given that, in his letter to the Palestinian non-governmental organisation network (PNGO), Mr Burgsdorf stated that ‘a natural person affiliated to, sympathising with, or supporting any of the groups mentioned in the EU restrictive lists is not excluded from benefiting from EU-funded activities, unless his/her exact name and surname… corresponds to any of the natural persons on the EU restrictive lists’.

Given that there is proof that EU funded civil society organisations and their individual members in Palestinian authorities are often affiliated with entities and persons on the terrorlist.

1. How can the Commission prove that there are no funds, financial assets or economic resources available indirectly to entities and/or legal persons cooperating with beneficiaries affiliated with terrorism?

2. Does it have any plans to revise the procedure of putting a natural person on the terrorist list, when evidence has been found that they are supporting hatred, violence and terrorism?

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