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Next AFET Meeting

12-02-2015 - 12:02
AFET meeting

AFET will hold an extraordinary meeting in Strasbourg (room: Louise Weiss N1.3) on:
- 9 March 2015, from 19.00 to 21:30.

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Chair Elmar Brok meets with Cuban civil society representatives

04-03-2015 - 14:29
Elmar Brok with Bertha Soler of Ladies in White of Cuba

Elmar Brok, Chair of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET), met on 3rd of March with Cuban civil society representatives. The Cuban delegation reflected several political orientations in Cuba and included Bertha Soler, leader of the2005 Sakharov laureate Ladies in White, as well as members of the Arco Progresista and the Christian Democratic Party of Cuba, attesting to the existence of a common platform of Cuban civil society organisations, inside and outside Cuba, supporting a peaceful transition to democracy.

Mr Brok and the Cuban representatives discussed the political and human rights situation in the island following President's Obama announcement of an easing of US restrictions on Cuba. The Chair of AFET qualified the current situation as a "moment of hope" and encouraged the Cuban representatives to engage and make the most of the current situation to achieve a peaceful transition to democracy. They also discussed past transitions to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in Chile, as a possible source of inspiration.

The Cuban representatives asked Mr Brok that the EU strongly support the democratic reform agenda in the island in its negotiations of a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement. Mr Brok pledged the EP's technical support in a future transition process. The Cuban representatives presented to Mr Brok their initiative to gather signatures from those who suffered under the regime to commit to a peaceful transition to democracy without revenge.

The Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mr Elmar Brok met on 3 March 2015 with His Holiness, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, The 123rd Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch

03-03-2015 - 17:46
Elmar Brok with Syriac Patriarch of Damascus

Mr Brok and His Holiness concurred on the need to continue to provide humanitarian aid to communities affected by the tragic conflict in Syria and Iraq. The role of the Syriac Church in delivering aid both to Christian and Muslim communities was also recognised an praised. Mr Brok and His Holiness also discussed what context could be conducive to a political solution to the conflict in Syria and Iraq and the defeat of ISIS. The protection of the civilian population in Syrian and Iraq must be pursued as a priority. Christians are an important component of the Middle East and have lived in peace with other religious and ethnic communities for centuries. They should receive adequate support so that they can continue to live in the Middle East.

Brok and Plenković deplore “politically motivated” detention of Nadya Savchenko

26-02-2015 - 14:46

Elmar Brok (EPP, DE) and Andrej Plenković (EPP, HR), Chair of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and Chair of the EP Delegation for Ukraine, called today for an immediate release of Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadya Savchenko by the Russian authorities. Her detention has no legal ground and can only be explained by political motivation, they said in a statement.

Elmar Brok and Andrej Plenković issued the following statement:

"Yesterday, a Moscow court rejected the appeal of Ms Nadya Savchenko challenging the decision to extend her pre-trial detention until 13 May. This decision is appalling, and can only be explained by political motivation since her detention has no legal ground whatsoever. It is also a contradiction to the spirit of the Minsk agreement.

It is now time for the Russian authorities to fully take their responsibility and deliver on their unconditional commitment to a peaceful settlement. Nadya Savchenko cannot be a bargaining chip in the hands of the Kremlin, and must be released without delay."

AFET Delegation to Jordan and Lebanon

19-02-2015 - 16:40
Elmar Brok and EP delegation from AFET in Jordan with HE Abdur-Rauf Alrawabdeh, Speaker of the Senate

Brok in Jordan with HE Abdur-Rauf Alrawabdeh Speaker of the Senate.JPG Meeting with HE Mr Tammam Salam President of the Council of Ministers .JPG Meeting with HE Mr Nabih Berri President of the Lebanese Parliament .JPG Brok in Jordan with HRH Prince Faisal_1.jpg Meeting with H E  Mr  Walid Joumblatt Member of the Lebanese Parliament and Leader of the Progressive Socialist Party .JPG Meeting with H  E  Mr  Saad Hariri Former Prime Minister.JPG

On 17 February 2015, AFET Chair Elmar Brok and a delegation of MEPs from the Committee on Foreign Affairs visited Jordan and held discussions with HRH Prince Faisal and other leading politicians on Jordan's relations with the EU and the security situation in the region.

On 18 February, the delegation travelled to Lebanon where further meetings were held.

Human Rights and Democracy in the World: committee vote. EU-Russia relations: debate

17-02-2015 - 15:03

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.

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EU must unleash its internal potential to shape international politics, MEPs say

AFET 24-02-2015 - 15:51

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. (Aqra iktar dwar dan)

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MEPs assess reform efforts of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and FYROM in 2014

AFET 24-02-2015 - 11:50

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. (Aqra iktar dwar dan)

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Russia must admit it is part of the conflict, MEPs tell Alexey Pushkov

AFET 10-02-2015 - 10:08

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. (Aqra iktar dwar dan)

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Xandiriet tal-ġurnata

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Librerija Multimidja

02-03-2015 - 15:11
AFET Laqgħa
26-02-2015 - 10:57
AFET Laqgħa

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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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