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Middle East

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL494, tabled on 19 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with institutions of the European Union regarding the uses of European Union expenditure in Israel and Palestine during the last 25 years.

Answered on

30 June 2014

The Government engages with EU institutions through the relevant management committees to approve all EU expenditure in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs), and seeks to ensure that EU expenditure is targeted where it is most needed in order to maximise impact. There are currently no plans to engage in a review of the past 25 years of EU spending in the region, but past spending is reviewed in the yearly Court of Auditors Report, and the UK works closely with EU institutions to monitor the uses of EU expenditure in Israel and the OPTs.