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C 310/86 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 9. 10.


Answer given by Mr Flynn on behalf of the Commission

(3 April 1998)

No such centres have been financed through budget line B3-4108, measures in favour of the family and children
since no money is allocated directly to local institutions for running costs. It enables governments, researchers
and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to exchange information or carry out studies.

The Commission has been co-financing a number of seminars to promote the rights of the child and child
protection in several Member States. Representatives from Greece have participated in these. Furthermore a
large conference will be organised in Greece under the patronage of the Commission in May 1998, which will
also promote the well being of the child.

The Commission also finances the Daphne initiative which assists NGOs and voluntary organisations in the
action against violence against women, young people and children. NGOs active in this field may submit
proposals aimed at preventing violence (which includes ill-treatment), and protecting or rehabilitating victims of

The care centres mentioned by the Honourable Member have not received any financing in the context of the
1994-1999 Community support framework for Greece.

(98/C 310/114) WRITTEN QUESTION E-0552/98

by Alexandros Alavanos (GUE/NGL) to the Commission
(4 March 1998)

Subject: Regional operational programme for Attiki − sub-programme 3, measure 1

Measure 1 of sub-programme 3 of the regional operational programme for Attiki concerns construction and
equipping of laboratories for higher educational and technological institutes and the building of 21 secondary
schools. According to the timetable, ECU 66 810 m of the public funds earmarked for this purpose should have
been utilized by the end of 1997.

1. What progress has been made with the projects in questions?

2. How many secondary schools have been built and how many are under construction?

3. If there are delays, where are they occurring and what are the principal reasons for them?

4. Did any modifications occur during the CSF review and what were the budgetary implications thereof?

5. What funds had been utilized by 31.12.1997?

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

(24 April 1998)

According to the financial tables amended on 21 October 1997, public expenditure earmarked for measure 3.1 of
the Attica operational programme (Education) until 1997 totals ECU 55.16 million.

No changes were made to the regional programmes when the Community Support Framework Monitoring
Committee last met, on 31 October 1997.

For technical information and a progress report on the work, the reasons for any delays, and details of the number
of secondary educational establishments planned, the Honourable Member should contact the regional
authorities in Attica that are responsible for the implementation of the CSF.

By the end of 1997 a total of ECU 52.5 million in appropriations had been utilised.