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Constituent meeting

will take place 13 October 2014 from 16.00-16.20. Meeting room to be confirmed.
 
 
Mode d'affichage des délégations
 
David BORRELLI Member Europe of freedom and direct democracy Group Italy Movimento 5 Stelle
 
Jean-Marie CAVADA Member Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe France Union des Démocrates et Indépendants/Mouvement Démocrate
 
Andrea COZZOLINO Member Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Italy Partito Democratico
 
Rachida DATI Member Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) France Union pour un Mouvement Populaire
 
Francesc GAMBÚS Member Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Spain Unió Democràtica de Catalunya
 
Paloma LÓPEZ Member Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left Spain Izquierda Unida
 
Ramona Nicole MĂNESCU Member Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Romania Partidul Naţional Liberal
 
Notis MARIAS Member European Conservatives and Reformists Group Greece Independent Greeks
 
Marisa MATIAS Member Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left Portugal Bloco de Esquerda
 
Angelika MLINAR Member Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Austria NEOS – Das Neue Österreich
 
 
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
 
The so-called Arab-spring developments and the following political transition processes in the region countries since the beginning of 2011 have been the main focus areas of the Mashreq Delegation. In this period, Delegation has especially concentrated on the following topics with the representatives from the countries in the region and relevant experts on the region: Effects of the Arab revolutionary movements in the region countries, the war in Syria and the efforts of international community to solve the problem, the destabilising effect of the Syria war in the region, particularly in Lebanon; humanitarian crisis of the internally displaced people and religious minorities in Syria and refugees in the neighbouring countries, problems posed by the huge refugee influx in the neighbouring countries; the tumultuous political transition process and harsh crack down on political opposition in Egypt; the political reform process in Jordan; the EU's response to the developments in the region and the assessment of the new European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) renewed in the light of the developments in the region.

 
 
 
 
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