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16-07-2015 - 15:57
AFET meeting


Better achieving the EU foreign policy goals: committee debate. EU budget 2016: vote

26-08-2015 - 17:39
MEPs voting during a committee meeting

The Committee on Foreign Affairs will discuss the EU's role within the UN and related ways of better achieving its foreign policy goals, after which it will look at its opinion report on the European Energy Union. The Committee will also vote on its opinions regarding the EU general budget for 2016 and the new international climate agreement that will be finalised in Paris in December 2015. The meeting will take place on 31.08.15.

Latest study / in-depth analysis / briefing / at a glance requested by the committee:

24-08-2015 - 10:02
China’s Foreign Policy and External Relations

China’s Foreign Policy and External Relations China: Economic Outlook, 2015 The EU's Trade Policy: from gender-blind to gender-sensitive? Trade and economic relations with China 2015

Exchange of views with Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

12-02-2015 - 15:05

Presentation on the Emergency Response Coordination Centre

12-02-2015 - 15:05
Emergency Response Coordination Centre at DG ECHO

Chair Elmar Brok meets Georgian President Margvelashvili

13-01-2015 - 15:46

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15-07-2015 - 15:18
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15-07-2015 - 10:13
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14-07-2015 - 15:14

Welcome words

AFET Chair

Welcome to the website of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, a key player in the design and implementation of the EU's foreign policy. We decide on the way European funds are used to promote the EU's interests and values abroad and through our supervision of the Enlargement process define the future shape of the Union. Our support is required for all international agreement which define the EU's role in the wider world, in particular for Association and Framework Agreements into which the Union enters with our wide array of global partners. In addition, the committee closely monitors the performance of the other EU institutions, especially the European Commission and the European External Action Service, to ensure that the interests of the people of Europe are always at the forefront of our common foreign policy. We are also actively involved in establishing and improving relations with key allies through parliamentary diplomacy. Via these long-standing relationships, we contribute to the development of global norms and rules and ensure that EU legislation is crafted in a manner that allows it to integrate well into the global order.

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