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29-09-2015 - 17:28
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AFET visit to Kosovo

28-09-2015 - 09:30

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, travelled to Kosovo on 24-25 September, in the framework of the preparations for the annual progress report on Kosovo.

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AFET/DROI Visit to Serbia

24-09-2015 - 18:15
AFET/DROI visit to Belgrade, Serbia

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, joined by the Human Rights Sub-Committee travelled to Serbia on 23-24 September, in the framework of the preparations for the annual progress report on Serbia.

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Presentation of the 2015 Sakharov Prize Nominees

24-09-2015 - 10:00
Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

The nominations for Parliament´s 2015 Sakharov Prize were announced on Thursday 10 September. The prize is awarded every year to honour exceptional individuals who combat intolerance, fanaticism and oppression.The nominations will be formally presented on Monday 28 September during a joint meeting of the foreign affairs and development committees and the human rights subcommittee. The winner will be announced in October.

EP ad hoc delegation to Venezuela concerned over developments in the country

17-09-2015 - 14:08

Elmar Brok (EPP, DE), chair of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee and chair of the EP ad hoc delegation to Venezuela, expressed today his concerns on behalf of the delegation over the recent developments in Venezuela and condemned the sentencing of Leopoldo López.

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Press statement following Joint AFET/LIBE /DROI Meeting on human rights and migration

15-09-2015 - 11:54
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Migration and refugee crisis: MEPs’ debate with UNHCR Guterres and EU Commission

LIBE DROI AFET 15-09-2015 - 14:30

Measures to deal with the migration and refugee crisis as well as the situation in transit countries in the Mediterranean region were debated at a joint hearing held by the Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs, Human Rights committees on Tuesday morning. MEPs expressed disappointment at the outcome of Monday’s Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting and urged EU to shoulder its responsibilities. (Read more)

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