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quinta-feira, 21 de setembro de 2017

Who is behind the EPP’s latest attempt to tighten rules for NGOs?


"All EU beneficiaries are subject to the EU regulation on Financial rules", reminds Civil Society Europe.
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The amendments were tabled at the last minute by the centre-right European People’s Party, and some were taken straight from an earlier report by German MEP Markus Pieper (EPP).

In his original report, Pieper wanted to stop EU funding for NGOs “whose objectives are contrary to the fundamental values of the European Union, democracy, human rights and/or strategic commercial and security-policy objectives of the EU”.

Pieper’s report was blocked by Green and Left MEPs, who wanted to wait for the  Court of Auditors to submit “reliable data” on the issue.
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Orbán 'killed' Parliament motion seeking to block EU funding for NGOs

A European Parliament motion seeking to stop EU funding for NGOs that oppose the bloc’s strategic, commercial and security objectives was postponed until the Court of Auditors submits “reliable data” on the issue, EURACTIV.com has learned.
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But without waiting, the EPP tried to push the same amendments in the report on “Transparency, accountability and integrity in the EU institutions”, voted in parliament on 14 September.

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