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16. 4.

98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 117/127

Joint answer
to Written Questions E-3013/97 and E-3033/97
given by Mrs Wulf-Mathies on behalf of the Commission
(24 October 1997)

On 8 May 1996 the Commission announced its decision on how the financial reserve for the Community
Initiatives was to be allocated.

The reference allocation for the Urban Initiative in Italy for 1997-99 is ECU 11.81 million for Objective 1 areas
and ECU 6.40 million for other areas (1995 indexed prices).

In point 20 of its communication to the Member States (1) the Commission invited them to present operational
programmes for financing under Urban. No allocations were made to specific areas of any Member State other
than to split the amount allocated to each between Objective 1 and other areas.

The Italian authorities have sent a proposal for programmes in the cities of Trieste, Lecce and Catanzaro.

(1) OJ C 200, 10.7.1996

(98/C 117/164) WRITTEN QUESTION E-3014/97

by Amedeo Amadeo (NI) to the Commission
(1 October 1997)

Subject: ERDF projects

On 30 November 1995 the Commission published itsthe invitation to tender urban pilot projects under ERDF
Article 10 on innovatory measures.

Will the Commission state how many projects were submitted by Italy?

Answer given by Mrs. Wulf-Mathies on behalf of the Commission

(23 October 1997)

Following the call for proposals (1) under Article 10 of the European Regional Development Fund Regulation (2)
the Commission received 503 projects of which 119 were from Italy. The final choice was the result of
application of a rigorous selection procedure to the large number of proposals submitted. Using the criteria set
the Commission selected a total of 26 projects, 4 of which are in Italy, in Brindisi, Milan, Naples and Turin.

(1) OJ C 319, 30.11.1995.

(2) OJ L 193, 31.7.1993.

(98/C 117/165) WRITTEN QUESTION E-3016/97

by Amedeo Amadeo (NI) to the Commission
(1 October 1997)

Subject: Illustrative nuclear programme for the European Union

With reference to the Commission’s Communication on the nuclear industries in the European Union (an
illustrative nuclear programm according to Article 40 of the Euratom Treaty) (COM(96) 339 final − CES 470/97)
and given the potential hazards associated with nuclear power stations in the CEECs and the CIS, should
concerns not be voiced regarding the extremely damaging impact which another large-scale nuclear accident
would have on public opinion? The PHARE and TACIS programmes have proved valuable but are now the target
of mounting criticism. Given that these programmes deal with nuclear safety, will the Commission review them
urgently and then publish their findings?