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C 304/20 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 2. 10.

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(98/C 304/28) WRITTEN QUESTION E-0031/98


by John Corrie (PPE) to the Commission
(29 January 1998)

Subject: EU aid to Cyprus

How much money has come in the last ten years to Cyprus? How much was spent on the Greek side and how
much on the Turkish side − and on what projects?

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


(17 February 1998)

The following appropriations were allocated to Cyprus under the third and fourth financial protocols:

Third protocol (1990 − 1994)


European Investment Bank (EIB) loans from own resources: ECU 44 million
EC grants: ECU 13 million
EC venture capital: ECU 5 million

Fourth protocol (1995 − 1998)


EIB loans from own resources: ECU 50 million
EC grants: ECU 22 million
EC venture capital: ECU 2 million

The appropriations under the third protocol have been fully utilised. Execution of appropriations under the fourth
protocol is in hand. The financial protocols were concluded with the Cypriot Government for the benefit of the
entire island.

(98/C 304/29) WRITTEN QUESTION E-0038/98


by Gianni Tamino (V) to the Commission
(29 January 1998)

Subject: Second report pursuant to Article 26 of Directive 86/609/EEC

Further to the answer given to Written Question E-2376/97 (1):


1. Will the Commission confirm that it does not intend to comply with Article 26 of Directive 86/609/EEC (2),
which requires a report to be forwarded to the Council and European Parliament ‘at regular intervals not
exceeding three years’, a deadline which expired on 27 May 1997?
2. Will it provide details of the ‘agreed statistical tables at Community level reporting the number of animals
used in experiments’?
3. Given that the Member States have undertaken to introduce the agreed statistical tables by 1999, does this
mean that the Commission will not be providing any further information on this matter for the next three
years?
4. If so, how can this be reconciled with the provisions of Directive 97/18/EC (3)postponing the date after
which animal tests are prohibited for ingredients or combinations of ingredients of cosmetic products?

(1) OJ C 76, 11.3.1998, p. 102.


(2) OJ L 358, 18.12.1986, p. 1.
(3) OJ L 114, 1.5.1997, p. 43.

Answer given by Mrs Bjerregaard on behalf of the Commission


(2 March 1998)

The Commission intends to comply with Article 26 of Directive 86/609/EEC on the protection of animals used
for experimental and other scientific purposes. Work was immediately begun on preparing the second statistical
report in 1997 when it became apparent that the agreed common set of statistical tables would not be completed
before the end of 1998. The report is scheduled to be available by the end of April 1998.