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Parliamentary question - E-006191/2020Parliamentary question

    EU funds used for a tourist resort in illegal possession of a lion in Kosovo

    Question for written answer  E-006191/2020
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Viola Von Cramon-Taubadel (Verts/ALE)

    In November 2019, animal welfare organisation Four Paws was made aware of a lion being kept illegally at the Maja e Zezë Resort in Kosovo. The lion was brought into Kosovo without the permission of the Kosovo Customs Authorities or the Kosovo Food and Veterinary Agency. The authorities later seized the lion, but it is still being kept in the resort because a solution has not yet been found. In March 2020, the EU office in Kosovo informed Four Paws that the resort had received EU funding, as part of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) Cross-border Cooperation Programme between Kosovo and North Macedonia in 2019, to purchase the metal fences for the enclosure where the lion is being illegally kept.

    Last updated: 30 November 2020
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