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98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 310/123

Answer given by Mr Van Miert on behalf of the Commission


(29 April 1998)

The Commission does not possess the information requested by the Honourable Member since the fact as to
whether or not an investment is of national origin is not one of the criteria for appraising the compatibility of state
aid with the common market. Such information is not provided by Member States when notifying plans for
granting aid or in their annual reports on the application of aid approved by the Commission. By the same token,
the Commission does not have at its disposal national statistics showing the differences referred to by the
Honourable Member.

(98/C 310/165) WRITTEN QUESTION E-0753/98


by Joan Colom i Naval (PSE) to the Commission
(18 March 1998)

Subject: Outstanding appropriations (RAL) in various Community programmes

Could the Commission indicate the amount of appropriations outstanding (RAL) on 31 December 1997, stating
whether the appropriations were committed in 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993 or earlier, for the programmes or
budgetary headings shown below?
1. Framework research programme,
2. PHARE,
3. TACIS,
4. MEDA,
5. B7-30 – Cooperation with the Asian developing countries, and
6. B7-31 – Cooperation with the Latin American developing countries.

Answer given by Mr Liikanen on behalf of the Commission


(26 May 1998)

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

(98/C 310/166) WRITTEN QUESTION P-0759/98


by Christa Randzio-Plath (PSE) to the Commission
(2 March 1998)

Subject: Information on the disbursement of EU funds for Hamburg from 1995 to date

What amount of EU appropriations, from which programmes and funds, has been disbursed for the benefit of
Hamburg since 1995?
1. to promote employment in Hamburg
a) from the European Regional Development Fund
b) from the European Social Fund
c) from the European Agricultural Guarantee and Guidance Fund (EAGGF) and other EU resources
d) special initiatives to promote women’s interests.
2. to combat long-term unemployment
3. to promote R&D projects
a) for the University of Hamburg
b) for the Hamburg Technische Hochschule (Technical Higher Education Institute)
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c) for the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Politik (Higher Education Institute for Economics and Politics)
d) for Hamburg businesses
4. to promote relations and trade with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the republics of the CIS
5. from programmes in the energy and environment sectors.
6. from the youth programmes (Youth for Europe and Voluntary Service)
7. from the education programmes (Socrates, Erasmus, Lingua, Leonardo da Vinci, Tempus etc.)
8. for women’s projects
9. for the promotion of the media and cultural projects

What is the Commission’s assessment of the success of these measures in Hamburg?

Supplementary answer
given by Mr Santer on behalf of the Commission
(4 June 1998)

Further to its answer of 19 March 1998 (1), the Commission is now able to provide the following additional
information.

Because of the length of the answer, which includes a number of tables, the Commission is sending it direct to the
Honourable Member and to Parliament’s Secretariat.

(1) OJ C 304 du 2.10.1998, p. 154.

(98/C 310/167) WRITTEN QUESTION E-0761/98


by Hiltrud Breyer (V) to the Commission
(18 March 1998)

Subject: Import and processing of milk and other dairy products from areas of eastern Europe exposed to high
radiations levels

1. What tonnages of milk and other dairy products from areas of eastern Europe exposed to high radiations
levels, in particular Belarus, have been imported into the European Union since 1992? Does the Commission
know the identities of the dairy-farms of origin and the undertakings of destination? If so, what are they?

2. What restrictions does the Commission impose when authorizing imports of milk and other dairy products?
Which importers are authorized by the Commission?

3. Is the Commission aware of the purposes for which the imports are intended and the kinds of subsequent
processing that they undergo?

4. Can the Commission guarantee that these products will not find their way into baby foods?

5. What has the Commission done to ensure that checks are applied in accordance with Council
Regulation 737/90 (1) and Commission Regulation 3034/94 (2)? How many checks have been carried out, and
with what results?

6. What amounts have been approved by the Commission in customs-duty concessions and subsidies for milk
and other dairy products from areas exposed to high radiations levels? Who are the beneficiaries?

(1) OJ L 82, 29.3.1990, p. 1.


(2) OJ L 321, 14.12.1994, p. 25.