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Statement by Elmar Brok, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee

Statement by Elmar Brok, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, on his meeting with Mr A. H. M. Ali, Foreign Affairs Minister of Bangladesh
 
Elmar Brok, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, met on 2 April 2014 with Mr Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Foreign Affairs Minister of Bangladesh, in the presence of Ms Jean Lambert, chair of the EP Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia.
 
Mr Brok highlighted the firm commitment of the EP to the EU's relations with Bangladesh and its support for the country's democratic future. Following the opposition's boycott of the parliamentary elections in January this year, Mr Brok stressed upon the government's responsibility to engage in a dialogue and find a way forward which would give the Bangladeshi people a chance to express their democratic choice in a fully representative way. A continuing deadlock would run the risk of fuelling extremism and violence.
 
Talking about labour safety in the context of the Rana Plaza catastrophe a year ago, they agreed on the need to build on progress made on increased safety inspections by the government, especially in the ready-made garments sector, as well as on the commitments by Bangladeshi manufacturers and European buyers. It is crucial that the victims are fully compensated and that effective progress is made before 24 April 2014, which will mark the first anniversary of the catastrophe. The review of the EU-Bangladesh Global Sustainability Pact scheduled later this year will also be an important milestone.
 
Speaking on regional relations, Mr Brok and Minister Ali discussed the dire conditions of the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh. Minister Ali underlined the responsibility of Myanmar and asked the EU for support in dealing with this humanitarian issue. Furthermore, Minister Ali stressed upon his country's good relations with India.
 
Lastly, Mr Brok expressed his concerns about the direct effects of climate change in Bangladesh, in particular the rising sea levels, and exchanged ideas with Minister Ali on innovative ways of dealing with the issue.
 
Minister Ali invited Mr Brok to visit Bangladesh in the future.
 

   
 
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Maritime security in the Eastern Mediterranean: committee debate

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The ides of March in the Eastern neighbourhood: an overview

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Sergei Magnitsky case: visa restrictions for Russian officials

The Committee on Foreign Affairs discussed and voted on two draft recommendations to the Council during its meetings of 17-18.03.14. One recommendation is connected to the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, whereas the other deals with the establishment of common visa restrictions for Russian officials involved in the Sergei Magnitsky case.

   
Meeting of the AFET Chair with the Foreign Minister of Egypt on 2 April

The Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mr Elmar Brok, met on 2 April 2014 with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Ambassador Nabil Fahmy. Mr Brok expressed deep concerns at the mass trials of Muslim Brothers, stressing how the sentencing of several hundreds of people after an extremely short trial is incompatible with due process and fundamental rights. "This is a time for Egypt to promote national reconciliation and political pluralism and such trials hinder such path" said Mr Brok. Mr Fahmy appeared to share his concerns, but stressed the importance to respect the independence of the judiciary. Mr Fahmy said that Egypt requires more time to achieve its transition to democracy.

   
 
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AFET 31-03-2014 - 16:31  

The recent mass sentencing of 529 Muslim Brothers to death, the run-up to the 26-27 May presidential elections and continuing concerns over the democratic transition and the human rights situation in Egypt will be raised by the foreign affairs committee with the Egyptian foreign minister, Nabil Fahmi, on Tuesday in a debate starting at 10.30.

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Komisjoni vastutusalasse kuuluvad:
 
1.    ühine välis- ja julgeolekupoliitika (ÜVJP) ning Euroopa julgeoleku- ja kaitsepoliitika (EJKP). Antud küsimuses abistab komisjoni julgeoleku- ja kaitse allkomisjon;
 
2.    suhted teiste ELi institutsioonide ja organitega, ÜRO ja teiste rahvusvaheliste organisatsioonide ning parlamentidevaheliste assambleedega küsimustes, mis jäävad komisjoni vastutusalasse;
 
3.    poliitiliste suhete tugevdamine kolmandate riikidega, eelkõige nendega, mis asuvad Euroopa Liidu vahetus läheduses, suuremate koostöö- ja abiprogrammide kaudu või rahvusvaheliste lepingute kaudu nagu assotsiatsiooni- või koostöölepingud;
 
4.    Euroopa riikide Euroopa Liiduga ühinemist käsitlevate läbirääkimiste alustamine, järelevalve ja lõpetamine;
 
5.    inimõiguste, vähemuste õiguste ja demokraatlike väärtuste edendamisega seotud küsimused kolmandates riikides. Selles küsimuses toetab komisjoni tegevust inimõiguste allkomisjon. Piiramata asjakohaste eeskirjade kohaldamist, kutsutakse allkomisjoni koosolekutele teiste sama valdkonnaga tegelevate parlamendikomisjonide liikmeid ja asutuste esindajaid.
 
 
Komisjon koordineerib parlamendi ühiskomisjonide ja koostöökomisjonide, samuti parlamentidevaheliste delegatsioonide ja ad hoc delegatsioonide tööd ning komisjoni vastutusalasse jäävaid valimiste vaatlemiste missioone.
 
 
 
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Tere tulemast Euroopa Parlamendi väliskomisjoni veebisaidile!
 
Euroopa Liit maailma suurima majandusjõuna ja tähtsaima arenguabi andjana on Lissaboni lepinguga saanud olulised pädevused ja vahendid, mis võimaldavad ellu viia sihiteadlikku ja järjekindlat välispoliitikat.
 
Liidu välistegevusele annab piiramatu demokraatliku legitiimsuse Euroopa Parlament, kes toetub seejuures demokraatia ja õigusriigi põhiväärtustele, mis on Euroopa integratsiooni kese.
Kuid ainult institutsioonidest ei piisa. Vaja on poliitilist tahet, et ületada sisemised lõhed ja protektsionistlik või koguni puht rahvuslik mõtteviis.
 
Väliskomisjon aitab välja töötada ja kontrollida välispoliitikat, mis vastab liidu huvidele ja ELi kodanike julgeolekuootustele, kindlustab stabiilsuse ELi naabruses ning tagab järjepidevuse ja tulemuslikkuse. Eelkõige anname endale aru, et ainult ühel häälel kõnelev Euroopa suudab selles maailmas eurooplaste ja Euroopa rahvaste hääle kuuldavaks teha.