Written Question Sabine Verheyen EU funding Amici dei Bambini

24 September 2018

Only online since 6 October, after AD alerted Verheyen's office that it had not been published

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24 September 2018


Question for written answer E-004787-18

to the Commission

Rule 130

Sabine Verheyen (PPE)

Subject: Allegations against the NGO 'Amici dei Bambini'

The Chair of the NGO Against Child Trafficking 'has Claimed that' Amici dei Bambini 'is guilty, inter alia , of corruption and trafficking in children in Congo. Ifølge The Against Child Trafficking, the Anti-Mafia Unit in Milan is investigating the managers of 'Amici dei Bambini' on suspicion of involvement in illegal immigration, corruption, child abuse, disclosure of confidential information and participation in a criminal organization. 'Amici dei Bambini' has received EU funding for joint projects.

1. Is the Commission aware of this situation?

2. If so, what action will it take?