AFET will hold meetings in Brussels (room: JAN 2Q2) on:
- 30 March (Monday), 15.00 - 19.00
- 31 March (Tuesday), 09.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30
A delegation of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by Elmar Brok, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, met with Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, on 17 March 2015. During the meeting Mr Brok and the Prime Minister discussed the value of foreign policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and Turkey, with particular reference to stability and security in the region and the threat of radicalism. Mr Brok stressed the continuous commitment by Turkey in delivering assistance to the large refugee population in Turkey. Further cooperation in fields such as energy security, the upgrade of the Customs Union and the development of EU-Turkey Relations were also discussed. The importance of the Kurdish peace process was also emphasised.
The EU's new eastern partnership policy should boost cooperation with its eastern neighbourhood countries to reduce both parties’ energy dependence on Russia, said MEPs and MPs from eastern partnership countries at the fourth Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, which closed in Yerevan, Armenia, on Wednesday. The Assembly’s resolutions also call for more trade coordination, solidarity with Ukraine to counter Russian aggression there and an official recognition of the Armenian genocide 100 years ago. (Aqra iktar dwar dan)
The EU and its member states must shoulder more responsibility for their security and defence at once, given the unprecedented levels of instability at EU borders, say Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Monday. Member states must, as a matter of urgency, make more effective use of Common Security and Defence Policy tools, coordinate their internal and external security actions and pool resources more closely, says the text. (Aqra iktar dwar dan)
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)
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)
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.