Hearings


A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

06-12-2018 - EU-Japan relations

AFET 27-11-2018 - 16:17
EU-Japan relations - Koi fish side by side

On 17 July 2018 in the EU-Japan Summit in Tokyo the political framework agreement ‘EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA)’ and the free trade agreement ‘EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)’ were signed. The hearing will take stock of this bilateral strategic partnership and comes just after the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) vote on SPA Consent and Resolution on 21 November. The agreement will be debated and voted in the December plenary. (Read more)

09-10-2018 - Development, neighbourhood and international cooperation in the post 2021 MFF

AFET DEVE 03-10-2018 - 16:14
Development, neighbourhood and international cooperation in the new Multi-Annual Financial Framework - MFF

The future of EU assistance for third countries, including its neighbours and developing countries, with a proposed total of nearly EUR 90 billion (2021-2027), will be discussed in a public hearing by MEPs and experts on Tuesday, 9 October. (Read more)

19-06-2018 - Joint hearing on assessing the flow of external EU migration funding

BUDG CONT AFET DEVE 18-06-2018 - 12:07
Rohingya refugees

On Tuesday 19 June 2018, the Committees on Budget (BUDG), Budgetary Control (CONT), Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Development (DEVE) are jointly organising a public hearing entitled ‘Assessing the flow of external EU migration funding’. (Read more)

24-04-2018 - Strategies for EU-China relations

AFET INTA 23-04-2018 - 18:49
Poster for Strategies for EU-China relations hearing

The Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) in association with the Committee on International Trade (INTA) will hold a public hearing on 'Strategies for China' on 24 April at 14:30-15:50 in Brussels (room: JAN 2Q2). (Read more)

12-04-2018 - EU policy options in case of U.S. decertification

AFET 11-04-2018 - 10:42

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): EU policy options in case of U.S. decertification (Read more)

01-02-2018 - EU external financing instruments

AFET 01-02-2018 - 08:20
Implementation of the EU external financing instruments

A hearing on instruments financing EU's external action will take place in the Committee on Foreign Affairs on 1 February from 10:45 to 12:30 (room PHS 3C50), in the presence of Commission services and EEAS representatives, as well as several renowned experts. (Read more)

07-12-2017 - Public hearing on North Korea

SEDE AFET 11-12-2017 - 15:47
North Korean soldiers at a military parade in Pyongyang

On 7 December 2017, AFET/SEDE will hold an extraordinary joint hearing on North Korea to discuss the continuing deterioration of the security situation on the Korean Peninsula. The aim of the hearing is to assess the threat posed by the DPRK's nuclear and ballistic missile build-up and possible consequences for the global non-proliferation regime. Members will also analyse different options for the EU and international community to prevent further escalation of the crisis. (Read more)