French media is reporting that the European Commission said there currently was no further funding for the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organizations (FEMYSO) while admitting that there had been some in the past. According to an article by Marianne:
September 14, 2022 Has the European Union definitively turned off the tap? […] Asked by Marianne, the European Commission […] informed us, on Wednesday 14 September, that FEMYSO ”does not currently receive any funding from the European Commission” while admitting that in the past it has received a number of EU funds. [Translated from French original using Google.]
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According to the article, the Commission also emphasized it only funded organizations that fully adhere to the values set out in Article 2 of the EU Treaty and that, if necessary, was ready to put an end to the cooperation and also recover funds. In August 2022, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin wrote a letter to several EU Commissioners inquiring about FEMYSO’s Islamist ties and demanding the EU lay open its relationship with the organization. Darmanin had also asked for explanations for a recent promotional video clip published by the Commission on Instagram that included photos of FEMYSO representatives.
A July 2022 Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) report on European government funding of the Global Muslim Brotherhood (GMB) detailed how several European Commission departments granted FEMYSO more than €288,856.27 over ten years for various community projects. FEMYSO also received operating grants under EU youth programs.
FEMYSO is also heavily featured in an August 2022 GIOR report titled “Europe and the Global Muslim Brotherhood Part 2: Lobbying & Political Impacts,” which analyzes GMB lobbying efforts at the executive and legislative bodies of the European Union