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Need to prevent interference with the construction of the Kyiv Jewish Community Center

Written declaration No. 528 | Doc. 12991 | 27 June 2012

Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Lord Donald ANDERSON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Marek BOROWSKI, Poland, SOC ; Mr Corneliu CHISU, Canada ; Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, Latvia, SOC ; Mr Paolo CORSINI, Italy, SOC ; Mr Carlos COSTA NEVES, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Mr Arcadio DÍAZ TEJERA, Spain, SOC ; Mr Jeffrey DONALDSON, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Gvozden Srećko FLEGO, Croatia, SOC ; Mr Paul FLYNN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Hans FRANKEN, Netherlands, EPP/CD ; Mr György FRUNDA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Mr Andrzej HALICKI, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Andres HERKEL, Estonia, EPP/CD ; Mr Tadeusz IWIŃSKI, Poland, SOC ; Ms Stella JANTUAN, Republic of Moldova, SOC ; Mr Ferenc KALMÁR, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Stella KYRIAKIDES, Cyprus, EPP/CD ; Ms Inese LĪBIŅA-EGNERE, Latvia, EPP/CD ; Mr Pietro MARCENARO, Italy, SOC ; Mr José MENDES BOTA, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Ms Federica MOGHERINI REBESANI, Italy, SOC ; Ms Sandra OSBORNE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Mikael OSCARSSON, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Ms Liliana PALIHOVICI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Ms Elsa PAPADIMITRIOU, Greece, EPP/CD ; Mr Grigore PETRENCO, Republic of Moldova, UEL ; Mr Ivan RAČAN, Croatia, SOC ; Mr Indrek SAAR, Estonia, SOC ; Mr Aleksandrs SAKOVSKIS, Latvia, SOC ; Mr Kimmo SASI, Finland, EPP/CD ; Ms Ingjerd SCHOU, Norway, EPP/CD ; Ms Maria STAVROSITU, Romania, EPP/CD ; Lord John E. TOMLINSON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Klaas de VRIES, Netherlands, SOC ; Mr Piotr WACH, Poland, EPP/CD

The project of the Kyiv Jewish Community Centre, which is to host educational and humanitarian institutions and to serve interests of Jewish communities both in Ukraine and abroad, is of great importance for the European Jewry.

According to recent alarming news, the construction of the Centre is under the threat of stopping because of some claims of Kyiv city authorities and prosecutor’s office to the company that is commissioned to build the Center.

We are deeply concerned about this fact and express our hope that the issues impeding the construction of the Kyiv Jewish Community Center should be resolved in full accordance with the principles of rule of law and in the spirit of support of humanitarian initiatives in Ukraine, and consider that the involvement of the Assembly will facilitate such a solution.