It appears the European Union will finance any civil action taken by the McCartney sisters against their brother’s killers should the PSNI fail to get a conviction.Under the motion agreed by leaders of groups representing 627 of the European Parliament’s 732 members, a request – which requires European Commission approval – will be made for the use of funds already set aside in the EU budget to help victims of terrorist acts.
Until now, that provision has never been applied to efforts to bring criminals to justice.
Sinn Fein’s two MEPs and the left-wing GUE/NGL group to which they belong are against the motion.
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