AFET will hold meetings in Brussels (room: JAN 2Q2) on:
- 30 March (Monday), 15.00 - 19.00
- 31 March (Tuesday), 09.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30
A delegation of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by Elmar Brok, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, met with Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, on 17 March 2015. During the meeting Mr Brok and the Prime Minister discussed the value of foreign policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and Turkey, with particular reference to stability and security in the region and the threat of radicalism. Mr Brok stressed the continuous commitment by Turkey in delivering assistance to the large refugee population in Turkey. Further cooperation in fields such as energy security, the upgrade of the Customs Union and the development of EU-Turkey Relations were also discussed. The importance of the Kurdish peace process was also emphasised.
The EU's new eastern partnership policy should boost cooperation with its eastern neighbourhood countries to reduce both parties’ energy dependence on Russia, said MEPs and MPs from eastern partnership countries at the fourth Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, which closed in Yerevan, Armenia, on Wednesday. The Assembly’s resolutions also call for more trade coordination, solidarity with Ukraine to counter Russian aggression there and an official recognition of the Armenian genocide 100 years ago. (Læs mere)
The EU and its member states must shoulder more responsibility for their security and defence at once, given the unprecedented levels of instability at EU borders, say Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Monday. Member states must, as a matter of urgency, make more effective use of Common Security and Defence Policy tools, coordinate their internal and external security actions and pool resources more closely, says the text. (Læs mere)
The EU has yet to unleash its full potential to shape the international and security environment, Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs said on Tuesday. In a vote on the annual report on Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), they called for a more ambitious, proactive, credible and strategic EU foreign policy based on a shared vision of EU key interests and values and a common perception of threats to the Union. (Læs mere)
Foreign affairs MEPs on Tuesday welcomed the resumption of high-level talks between Kosovo and Serbia and called for the full normalisation of relations. However, they pointed to continuing problems in Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with the rule of law, corruption, anti-discrimination, the pace of structural reforms, and the polarisation of politics. (Læs mere)
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