Parliamentary question - H-0697/2000Parliamentary question

Professor A Pelinka and Austria

for Question Time at the part-session in September 2000
pursuant to Rule 43 of the Rules of Procedure
by Glyn Ford
to the Council

Is the Council aware of the case of Professor Anton Pelinka who has had his work in the European Monitoring Centre deliberately impeded and sabotaged by the Austrian Government and who has consequently had to resign from his position as Vice-President and member of the Management Committee of the Monitoring Centre?


Does the Council not believe this to be a clear case of political interference of the kind many of us believed would follow from the entry into government of the Austrian Freedom Party?


Does the Council not believe that this case justifies the imposition of sanctions and makes it all the more important for the sanctions to be maintained?



Tabled: 25.07.2000