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Next AFET Meeting

15-04-2015 - 15:06
AFET meeting

AFET will hold meetings in Brussels (room: JAN 2Q2) on:

- 4 May (Monday), 15.00-18.30

- 5 May (Tuesday), 08.30-12.30 and 15.00-18.30

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President of Georgia in AFET

05-05-2015 - 17:07
Flag of Georgia

AFET will hold an exchange of views with Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, in view of the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga (21-22 May), on 11 May. The discussion will tackle the recent developments in Georgia, as well as the progress the country has made in the implementation of the Association Agreement signed in July 2014 with the EU, as well as of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan.

Latest study / in-depth analysis / briefing / at a glance requested by the committee:

30-04-2015 - 16:02
Comparative study on access to documents

- Comparative Study on Access to Documents (and Confidentiality Rules) in International Trade Negotiations

Debates on the European Neighbourhood Policy

28-04-2015 - 15:56
EU neighbourhood policy

On 5 May the Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold an interparliamentary meeting with delegations from the Foreign Affairs Committees of the National Parliaments during which a debate with Commissioner Hahn on the Neighbourhood policy will take place. The own-initiative report on the European Neighbourhood Policy (Rapporteur: Kukan (EPP) will also be discussed. The AFET Committee will as well hold a hearing on the security strategy for Libya on the same day.

EULEX Kosovo: Elmar Brok and Ulrike Lunacek welcome release of report

15-04-2015 - 09:25

Following the publication by Federica Mogherini of the report by Professor Jean-Paul Jacqué on the EULEX Kosovo mandate implementation in case of recent allegations, Elmar Brok (EPP, DE), Chair of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee, and Ulrike Lunacek (Greens/EFA, AT), EP rapporteur on Kosovo, welcomed the release of the report and the relevant recommendations put forward therein, but asked for further clarifications, too.

"We welcome the fact that Vice-President/High Representative Federica Mogherini promptly shared the report by Jean-Paul Jacqué on the EULEX Kosovo mandate implementation in case of critical allegations.

The rapport raises some important and sensitive issues and puts forward relevant recommendations. However some open questions do remain. Mr Jacqué concludes that Ms Bamieh is not responsible for leaking the information to the press as originally accused. However it is not made clear whether those responsible have been found and held accountable.

The report points out clearly that the lack of investigations regarding the allegations raised in 2012 and lack of information thereof to Brussels headquarters is problematic, but does not clarify the causes why this happened. Had this been carried out promptly and according to standard procedures, many issues that arose after could have been avoided. The disappearance of the related report is also an issue of concern, for which the circumstances still have to be clarified.

We welcome the recommendations that Mr Jacque put forward, as many of those have been repeatedly raised by the European Parliament in its annual resolutions on Kosovo, such as the need to ensure sufficiently long terms of office for international judges and prosecutors to ensure uninterrupted management of cases.

We also stress that the recommendations point to the need to address urgently the underlying issues that put in question the effectiveness and credibility of EULEX and of the EU, as well as the reliability of the Kosovo judiciary.

We will decide on the possible follow up by the European Parliament in the near future. We are looking forward to further clarifications on the issues that remain still open, as well as to the necessary follow-up to ensure that the EU is an effective actor in the region. "

Hearing on the MENA region and debate on Yemen

07-04-2015 - 17:36
MENA Region and North Africa

The Committee on Foreign Affairs held a public hearing on the security challenges in the MENA region and the prospects for political stability on 13 April 2015. On the next day MEPs debated on the situation in Yemen.

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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. (Lees meer)

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Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina: political commitment is key to path towards EU

AFET 14-04-2015 - 11:00

Foreign affairs MEPs on Tuesday underlined the need for inclusive, constructive and sustainable political dialogue on reforms and for greater cooperation between the political forces in Albania and in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Lees meer)

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05-05-2015 - 08:49
AFET Vergadering
04-05-2015 - 16:10
AFET Vergadering

Welkomstwoord

AFET Chair

Welkom op de website van de Commissie buitenlandse zaken van het Europees Parlement, de commissie die een sleutelrol vervult bij het uitstippelen en uitvoeren van het buitenlands beleid van de Europese Unie. Wij beslissen over de manier waarop Europees geld wordt gebruikt om de Europese belangen en waarden in het buitenland te bevorderen en te propageren, en oefenen door middel van toezicht op het uitbreidingsproces invloed uit op de toekomstige vorm van de Unie. Onze steun is nodig voor alle internationale overeenkomsten die de rol van de EU in de wereld bepalen, met name voor de associatie- en kaderovereenkomsten die de Unie met een brede waaier aan wereldwijde partners sluit. Daarnaast houdt de commissie nauwlettend toezicht op de activiteiten van de overige EU-instellingen, in het bijzonder de Europese Commissie en de Europese Dienst voor extern optreden, om ervoor te zorgen dat de belangen van de bevolking van Europa bij ons gemeenschappelijk buitenlands beleid altijd voorop staan. Ook zijn wij actief betrokken bij het aanknopen en verbeteren van betrekkingen met essentiële bondgenoten via parlementaire diplomatie. Door middel van deze jarenlange betrekkingen dragen wij bij tot de ontwikkeling van wereldwijde normen en regels en waarborgen wij dat de EU-wetgeving een zodanige vorm krijgt dat zij soepel in te passen is in het internationale bestel.

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