WRITTEN QUESTION E-2759/02by Frank Vanhecke (NI) to the Commission
(1 October 2002)Subject:
TerrorismIn the issue of the weekly magazine ‘Valeurs actuelles’ published on Friday, 13 September 2002, it wasreported that, as part of the international campaign against terrorism, the Commission began drawing up alist of terrorist organisations in July 2002.Can the Commission publish the list of those organisations?On the basis of what criteria was the list drawn up?
Answer given by Mr Patten on behalf of the Commission
(15 November 2002)
The Union has expressed its support for the international campaign against terrorism, initiated by theUnited Nations by means of Resolution 1373 (2001) and reinforced by Resolution 1390(2002) of theSecurity Council of the United Nations. This was done by means of Common Positions 2001/930/CFSP,2001/931/CFSP and 2002/402/CFSP(
).Pursuant to these instruments, the Council has adopted two Regulations imposing inter alia, the freezing of funds and economic resources of persons, groups and entities included in lists targeting internationalterrorism.Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 of 27 December 2001 on specific restrictive measures directedagainst certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism(
) foresees a Union list targetingterrorist persons, groups and entities with a view to combating terrorism. This list should include persons,groups and entities linked or related to third countries as well as those who otherwise are the focus of theCFSP aspects of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP. The list is adopted by Council and subsequently published in the Official Journal(
).A specific act, Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 of 27 May 2002 imposing certain specific restrictivemeasures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaidanetwork and the Taliban, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001 prohibiting the export of certain goods and services to Afghanistan, strengthening the flight ban and extending the freeze of fundsand other financial resources in respect of the Taliban of Afghanistan(
), empowers the Commission toamend the list of persons, groups and entities associated with Al Qaida and the Taliban, that is attached tothat Regulation. The Commission has meanwhile adopted seven amendments of that list(
), all on the basisof determinations made by either the United Nations Security Council or the relevant Sanctions Committeeof that Council.
) OJ L 344, 28.12.2001 and OJ L 139, 29.5.2002.(
) OJ L 344, 28.12.2001.(
) See Council Decision 2002/848/EC, OJ L 295, 30.10.2002.(
) OJ L 139, 29.5.2002.(
) Commission Regulations (EC) No 951/2002 (OJ L 145, 4.6.2002), No 1580/2002 (OJ L 237, 5.9.2002), No 1644/2002 (OJ L 247, 14.9.2002), No 1754/2002 (OJ L 264, 2.10.2002), No 1823/2002 (OJ L 276, 12.10.2002),No 1893/2002 (OJ L 286, 24.10.2002) and No 1935/2002 (OJ L 295, 30.10.2002).
WRITTEN QUESTION E-2774/02by Struan Stevenson (PPE-DE) to the Commission
(3 October 2002)Subject:
EuroSwiss research (The Times, 12.9.2002) has recently discovered that euro coins release up to 320 timesmore nickel than is allowed under European Union rules, leading to various skin conditions for one in tenC161E/36 EN 10.7.2003Official Journal of the European Union