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C 310/146 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 9. 10.


(98/C 310/200) WRITTEN QUESTION E-0922/98

by Katerina Daskalaki (UPE) to the Commission
(26 March 1998)

Subject: Re-opening of the Khalkis Theological College

The re-opening of the Khalkis Theological College is a matter which has been raised in the Commission and
Parliament from time to time. Recently, the US Congress Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
also called directly on the Turkish Prime Minister, Mr Yilmaz, to re-open the College.

Does the Commission think that the time has finally come for it also to take steps in this direction as part of its
general strategy towards Turkey?

Answer given by Mr Van den Broek on behalf of the Commission

(21 April 1998)

The Commission has been informed of the question of the reopening of the Chalkis Theological College raised
by the Honourable Member.

The reopening of the College was also raised by the US Assistant Secretary of State, Mr Shattuck, in the course of
a visit to Turkey. What is more, the Director of Religious Affairs at the Ministry of the Interior has told the
Commission Representation in Ankara that his department is preparing a change in the law relating to the
position of religious colleges.

The Commission will continue to keep a careful watch on this matter.

(98/C 310/201) WRITTEN QUESTION E-0924/98

by Nikitas Kaklamanis (UPE) to the Commission
(26 March 1998)

Subject: Full details of funding to Israel and Palestine

Will the responsible Commission departments provide me with tables detailing all funding hitherto (starting
from the period of the first agreements with the Community (1977), if that information is available) to Israel and

The information should cover all funding by country and from all possible sources (Community budget,
horizontal measures, bilateral agreements and financial protocols, European Investment Bank and any other
Community initiative.

Answer given by Mr Marin on behalf of the Commission

(7 May 1998)

The Commission is sending direct to the Honourable Member and to Parliament’s Secretariat a table containing
the information requested.