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Next AFET Meeting

21-05-2015 - 11:09
AFET meeting

AFET meeting in Brussels (room: JAN 2Q2):

- 1 June (Monday), 15.00-18.30

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AFET/DEVE - Launch of the new Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Iraq

02-06-2015 - 16:36
Iraqi internally displaced children (c) EU - DG ECHO

A high-level event on the Launch of the new Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Iraq will take place within an AFET/DEVE extraordinary meeting on 4 June. The launch of the new HRP will raise awareness of the humanitarian situation in Iraq, the urgent need to mobilise the international donor community for additional funding support and will address key humanitarian challenges, such as protection of and access to victims of the crisis.

AFET/DEVE meeting with UNGA President

02-06-2015 - 16:26
UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for more solidarity on migration, MEPs questioned the importance of G7, and all agreed on the necessity of free fruit and vegetables at schools.

An exchange of views with the President of the69th General Assembly of the UN, H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa will take place at a joint meeting of the AFET and DEVE Committees on 3 June, Wednesday. The topics discussed will be the priorities of the General Assembly, the EU-UN cooperation, and the complementarity of their objectives and their actions.This meeting will also facilitate the preparation of the AFET own-initiative report "The role of the EU within the UN - how to better achieve EU foreign policy goals".

Exchange of Views with Habib Essid, Head of Government of Tunisia

28-05-2015 - 14:38
Elmar Brok and Habib Essid, Head of Government of Tunisia

On 28 May 2015, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, jointly with its Subcommittees on Human Rights and Security and Defence, held an exchange of Views with Habib Essid, Head of Government of Tunisia. Members discussed with Mr Essid the political and economic situation in Tunisia as well as its future expectations for EU-Tunisia relations and the neighbourhood policy.

AFET Chair Elmar Brok noted that "the Parliament has always stood by Tunisia since the beginning of the revolution in 2011 and has supported its democractic transition. The European Parliament remains committed to supporting Tunisia in the consolidation of its democratic institutions."

He emphasised that "the role of Tunisia in the current context in the Mediterranean is pivotal. Tunisia is now hosting more than 1 million refugees from Libya, which illustrates the generosity and empathy of the Tunisian people."

He also stressed the timeliness of the visit, noting that "EU is in the process of reviewing its European Neighbourhood Policy. The Parliament's rapporteur, Mr Kukan and AFET Members think that the new policy should be tailor-made and flexible. The EU should show its support by facilitating Tunisia's participation in EU programmes, especially Horizon 2020, COSME, and Erasmus".

International Red Cross chief Peter Maurer participates in a joint AFET-DEVE meeting

28-05-2015 - 10:30
International Red Cross chief Peter Maurer participates in a joint AFET-DEVE meeting

Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), participated in a joint AFET-DEVE meeting on Tuesday, 26May. The President of the Red Cross presented the main challenges humanitarian organisations are currently facing, such as the increasing number of crisis and their regional scope. President Maurer stated that never since World War II had the refugee and IDPs population been so big. President Maurer and MEPs discussed the gravity of the current situation where, contrary to the previous temporary displacements of people, nowadays health, water and sanitation systems are falling apart in many regions around the world.

The ICRC Chief deplored that the response of the international community has, so far, not been fit to the magnitude of the challenge and invited Members to think about the need to rebalance the shares of humanitarian and development assistance with a bigger focus on the latter in order to increase resilience in societies and address the problems at their root causes instead of continue financing mitigation measures. Chairman Brok addressed the need to make compatible the neutrality of humanitarian organisations with donor visibility.

President of CAR and ICRC President

27-05-2015 - 09:08

On 26 May Members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs met the President of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza. This timely exchange of views took place after the conclusion of the Bangui Forum and the signature by armed forces and the transitional government of an agreement for demilitarisation, demobilisation and reintegration of combatants. On the same day AFET debated also with Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid on security and migration challenges

AFET 28-05-2015 - 11:39

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid met the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Human Rights and Security and Defence subcommittees on Thursday to discuss the latest developments in his country. Security challenges, fighting terrorism and tackling migration flows were the key issues raised in the debate. (Aqra iktar dwar dan)


Still much to be done, CAR president tells foreign affairs committee

AFET 27-05-2015 - 11:47

"The Central African Republic is doing much better. There is a clear improvement even if it is still very fragile," CAR's interim president, Catherine Samba-Panza, told foreign affairs MEPs on Tuesday. CAR still needs the EU's "multi-dimensional aid", she stressed, calling on member states to redouble their efforts to help the CAR meet its electoral, budgetary and security challenges. (Aqra iktar dwar dan)


EU needs to earmark money to withstand Russia, say Foreign Affairs MEPs

AFET 12-05-2015 - 11:45

As a return to "business as usual" with Russia is now out of the question, the EU should earmark specific funding to counter its propaganda and infiltration of EU politics and support independence movements there, say Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Monday. EU countries should refrain from doing bilateral deals with Russia and step up their own collective efforts to withstand it, whilst retaining a return to cooperation with Russia as a long-term goal, they add. (Aqra iktar dwar dan)


Turkey must put democracy and fundamental rights first, foreign affairs MEPs say

AFET 11-05-2015 - 18:55

Turkey must do more to fight corruption and enforce respect for media freedom, free expression and judicial independence, said Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on Monday. In a resolution on the progress of reform in Turkey in 2014, MEPs also urge the EU to back Turkey’s efforts to build solid, democratic institutions and ensure respect for fundamental freedoms, human rights and the rule of law. Finally, it advocates stepping up EU/Turkey foreign policy cooperation. (Aqra iktar dwar dan)


Russia has transformed Black Sea military landscape, say foreign affairs MEPs

AFET 05-05-2015 - 14:38

If Russia does not apply the Minsk ceasefire deals in full and return Crimea to Ukraine, the EU should step up sanctions and consider the possibility of providing Ukraine with defensive arms, say Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Monday. Returning Crimea is vital to the EU’s long-run cooperation with Russia and EU countries must also step up their own defence capabilities, says the text, which looks at Black Sea Basin military changes since Russia illegally annexed Crimea. (Aqra iktar dwar dan)

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AFET Chair

Nilqgħukom fis-sit web tal-Kumitat għall-Affarijiet Barranin tal-Parlament Ewropew, attur fundamentali fit-tfassil u fl-implimentazzjoni tal-politika barranija tal-Unjoni Ewropea. Niddeċiedu dwar il-mod kif jintużaw il-fondi Ewropej biex l-interessi u l-valuri tal-UE jiġu promossi esternament u, billi nissorveljaw il-proċess ta' tkabbir, niddefinixxu l-forma futura tal-Unjoni. Is-sostenn tagħna huwa meħtieġ għall-ftehimiet internazzjonali kollha li jiddefinixxu r-rwol tal-UE fil-bqija tad-dinja, partikolarment għall-Ftehimiet ta' Assoċjazzjoni u għall-Ftehimiet Qafas li tidħol fihom l-Unjoni mal-varjetà kbira tas-sħab globali tagħna. Barra minn hekk, il-Kumitat jissorvelja mill-qrib il-prestazzjoni tal-istituzzjonijiet l-oħrajn tal-UE, speċjalment il-Kummissjoni Ewropea u s-Servizz Ewropew għall-Azzjoni Esterna, bil-għan li jassigura li l-interessi tal-poplu Ewropew ikunu dejjem fuq quddiem nett tal-politika barranija komuni tagħna. Aħna involuti b'mod attiv anki fil-ħolqien u fit-titjib tar-relazzjonijiet mal-alleati ewlenin bis-saħħa tad-diplomazija parlamentari. Permezz ta' dawn ir-relazzjonijiet li ilhom għaddejjin, nikkontribwixxu għall-iżvilupp ta' normi u regoli globali kif ukoll niggarantixxu li l-leġiżlazzjoni tal-UE tkun imfassla b'mod li tippermettilha tintegra ruħha sewwa fl-ordni globali.

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