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"TELL ISRAEL IT'S WON!"

Report of the European Parliament's delegation to the Palestinian Legislative Council,
23-27 March 2014


Further information
 
 
Mode d'affichage des délégations
 
Marisa MATIAS Substitute Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left Portugal Bloco de Esquerda
 
Nuno MELO Substitute Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Portugal Partido Popular
 
Krisztina MORVAI Substitute Non-attached Members Hungary Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom
 
Norbert NEUSER Substitute Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Germany Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
 
Georgios PAPASTAMKOS Substitute Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Greece Nea Demokratia
 
Franck PROUST Substitute Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) France Union pour un Mouvement Populaire
 
Carmen ROMERO LÓPEZ Substitute Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Spain Partido Socialista Obrero Español
 
Kay SWINBURNE Substitute European Conservatives and Reformists Group United Kingdom Conservative Party
 
Keith TAYLOR Substitute Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance United Kingdom Green Party
 
Róża Gräfin von THUN UND HOHENSTEIN Substitute Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Poland Platforma Obywatelska
 
 
Members
 
Presentation and competencies
 

An ad hoc delegation for relations with the Palestinian Authority was set up on 3 November 1993. The standing Delegation was created on 12 December 1996. In the absence of a formal Palestinian state, the Delegation was named ‘Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council’.
 
The delegation is responsible for ‘maintaining and developing Parliament's international contacts’, while focusing on ‘the parliamentary dimension’, which in this case refers to relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council.
 
The Delegation holds regular working meetings and hearings to prepare for meetings with its Palestinian equivalent, which are most often held in Palestine owing to the difficulties encountered by the members of the PLC in leaving their territory. The situation has become even more delicate since the isolation of the Gaza Strip in 2006. Meetings thus take place in Ramallah and Gaza. The most recent meeting between the two delegations was held in Ramallah and Gaza in February 2009, a few days after the end of the Israeli military operation.
 
Depending on events in the region, the delegation can hold joint meetings with the relevant parliamentary committees (AFET, DROI and DEVE) or other delegations with responsibility for the region, such as the Delegation for relations with Israel or Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries.
 
Following the elections of June 2009, the new Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council was set up in September (for the 2009-2014 parliamentary term). It consists of 22 members and is chaired by Mrs Emer Costello (S&D, IRL).

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