HC Deb 28 May 2004 vol 422 c64W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the evidential basis was for the decision to add Kongra-Gel to the EU list of terrorist organisations. [175946]

Mr. MacShane

The European Union decision to freeze the assets of Kadek and Kongra-Gel was based on agreement among member states that Kadek and Kongra-Gel met the criteria (contained in Common Position CFSP/931/2001). This decision was reached having reviewed evidence which demonstrated that there was sufficient continuity between the PKK, Kadek and Kongra-Gel to consider it to be the same organisation and that it remained involved in terrorism.

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