Home

Home

 

'

'
 
 
Mode d'affichage des délégations
 
Mário DAVID Chair Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Portugal Partido Social Democrata
 
Marisa MATIAS Vice-Chair Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left Portugal Bloco de Esquerda
 
Saïd EL KHADRAOUI Vice-Chair Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Belgium Socialistische Partij.Anders
 
Josefa ANDRÉS BAREA Member Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Spain Partido Socialista Obrero Español
 
Giovanni BARBAGALLO Member Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Italy Partito Democratico
 
Jean-Paul BESSET Member Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance France Europe Écologie
 
Vito BONSIGNORE Member Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Italy Nuovo Centrodestra
 
Vasilica Viorica DĂNCILĂ Member Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Romania Partidul Social Democrat
 
Lorenzo FONTANA Member Europe of freedom and democracy Group Italy Lega Nord
 
Sajjad KARIM Member European Conservatives and Reformists Group United Kingdom Conservative Party
 
 
Members
 
Presentation and competencies
 

The Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries was set up in the wake of the first direct elections to the European Parliament in 1979. Between 1994 and 2004, the Delegation was also responsible for relations with the Gulf states. Since the 2004 elections, the Delegation’s remit has been limited to the four countries in the Mashreq region: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
 
Over recent years, the situation in the Middle East has been a much-discussed subject in meetings with representatives from the countries in the region, with a number of regional priority issues: the follow-up to the Annapolis Conference on re-launching the peace process between Israel and Palestine, the stabilisation of Iraq, the issue of Iraqi refugees and displaced persons, the crisis in Lebanon, press freedom and human rights in Arab countries and perspectives for a greater role for the EU and Jordan in promoting stabilisation. Two observation committees were set up: the first to monitor parliamentary elections in Lebanon in 2005 and again in 2009 and the second to monitor the Egyptian presidential election in November 2005.

 
 
 
 
Contacts
 
You can contact the Secretariat of the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries by email at the following address:
                                              
or by fax:
+32 2 284 17 21