AFET will hold an extraordinary meeting in Strasbourg (room: Louise Weiss N1.3) on:
- 9 March 2015, from 19.00 to 21:30.
The 2013 Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World and the European Union's policy on the matter will be voted on by the Committee on Foreign Affairs during its meeting of 09.02.15 in Strasbourg. The Committee will also discuss the current state of EU-Russia relations together with Alexey Pushkov, Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
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. (Read more)
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. (Read more)
Russia must acknowledge it is directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine and the interna-tional law must be restored, Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs told Alexey Pushkov, Chair of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs on Monday evening. In the debate, they also questioned Mr Pushkov on why his country has not respected its obligations under the September Minsk protocol. (Read more)
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