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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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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 will hold 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 will debate on the situation in Yemen.

Exchange of views with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General

26-03-2015 - 16:23
AFET meeting

On 30 March the AFET Committee and SEDE Subcommittee held an exchange of views with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General. After this exchange of views AFET and SEDE MEPs had a debate with Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator. On the same day Members of the AFET Committee held the first consideration of the own-initiative report "The security challenges in the MENA region and the prospects for political stability", Rapporteur: Vincent Peillon (S&D).

AFET delegation to Iraqi Kurdistan

25-03-2015 - 15:52
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Last 19 and 20 of March, Mr Afzal Khan chaired the AFET delegation to the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan (Erbil) with the aim to discuss the relations between the Iraqi federal and Kurdish regional governments (especially on the negotiations for oil sharing), the fight against ISIS/ Da'esh, the humanitarian and human rights situation (especially ethnic and religious minorities) and the overall regional context. Members held meetings with authorities of the Kurdish Regional Government, including the President (Mr Masoud Barzani), the Prime Minister (Mr Nechirvan Barzani), the deputy speaker of the Kurdish parliament (Mr Jaafar Eminiki), as well as the Ministers of Interior, Peshmerga Affairs, Planning and Natural Resources. Members also visited Baharka refugee camp and held meetings with ethnic and religious minorities.

AFET Exchange of views on draft report on the state of EU-Russia Relations

23-03-2015 - 11:04

On 23 March the AFET committee held a first exchange of views on its draft report on the state of EU-Russia relations (Rapporteur: Gabrielius Landsbergis). The report considers the EU's policy options vis-à-vis Russia following the recent developments in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood.

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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. (Čítať ďalej)

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