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EP-PAP IPM, May 2018, Midrand

A DPAP delegation including Michael Gahler, Chair of DPAP, and Nadine Morano attended the Fifth Ordinary Session of the Fourth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament on 16 and 17 May 2018 in Midrand (South Africa) and held an Inter-Parliamentary Meeting with Members of the Bureau and Chairs of the Permanent Committees. Main topics discussed included:

  • The four priority areas of AU-EU cooperation as defined at the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan in November 2017

  • The implementation of the revised PAP Protocol of Malabo of 2014

  • The Post 2020 Cotonou process

  • Security cooperation between the AU and the EU.

On 18 May 2018, Members participated in a Conference on challenges and opportunities of migration flows, and in the afternoon the delegation held a meeting with the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria on several topics related to peace and security in Africa.

EP-PAP IPM, May 2017, Midrand

The Chair of the Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament (DPAP), Michael Gahler, travelled to Midrand (South Africa) on 10-12 May 2017 to attend the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) and meet with their parliamentarians from the PAP.

MEP Cecile Kashetu Kyenge, a member of the DPAP delegation, accompanied the Chair to the inter-parliamentary meeting (IPM).

EP-PAP IPM, May 2016, South Africa

DPAP delegation members travelled to Midrand, Centurion and Pretoria (South Africa) on 5-7 May 2016 to attend an ordinary session of the Pan-African Parliament and meet with their counterparts, as well as discuss with senior ISS researchers and visit an EU-funded health programme in Mamelodi.

Topics programmed for inter-parliamentary discussion included:
  • new priorities of the JAES and envisaged role of the two parliaments in the implementation of the 2014-2017 Roadmap
  • the Post 2020 Cotonou process in EU
  • the EU's migration policy, the root causes of migration (focusing on Africa), security aspects and current hotspots (East DRC, Nigeria, South Sudan, Burundi).
Martin Ewi and Uyo Salifu, Senior researchers of ISS, made a presentation on the organisation of the fight against terrorism activities in Africa.

The delegation also met with
  • EU Ambassador and South African Human Rights Commissioner Lawrence Mushwana,
  • PAP President Roger Nkodo Dang,
  • Vice-President Amadou Ali of Cameroon.

EP-PAP IPM, May 2015, Midrand (South Africa)

DPAP delegation members travelled to Midrand (South Africa) to attend an ordinary session of the Pan-African Parliament and meet with their counterparts on 28-30 May 2015.

Topics programmed for inter-parliamentary discussion included "New Priorities of the JAES and envisaged role of the two Parliaments in the implementation of the Roadmap 2014 - 2017 following the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels on 2-3 April 2014":
  • peace and Security: evolution of APSA
  • democracy, good governance and human rights: possible parliamentary action?
  • human development
  • sustainable and inclusive development and growth and continental integration
  • global and emerging issues (including Millennium Development Goals: post 2015 development agenda).

Meetings were scheduled with:

  • Meeting with Mamphela Ramphele and Mr Sello Hatang (Nelson Mandela Foundation)
  • Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Johannesburg)
  • Professor Gilbert Khadiagala, Witwatersrand University (Johannesburg).

EP-PAP IPM before 4th EU-Africa Summit, 2014, Brussels

The Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament (DPAP) met members of the Pan-Africa Parliament in Brussels on 31 March-1 April 2014 for a "pre-summit inter-parliamentary meeting (IPM)" - their 7th IPM - in advance of the fourth EU-Africa Summit, held in Brussels on 2-3 April 2014.

The delaration issued by the parliamentarians concluded:
"The Pan-African Parliament and the European Parliament, national and regional parliaments, as well as the civil societies on both continents, must be fully involved in decisionmaking at their respective levels in order to ensure that there is proper transparency and accountability to all citizens involved in the process. This can only enhance the development of the well-being of the African states in economic and social terms, while ensuring that the basic principles of democracy, good governance and the rule of law are upheld."

European Parliament President Martin Schulz gave a speech to the IPM on 31 March. Vice-President Miguel Angel Martinez Martinez spoke to the summit on 2 April.

EP-PAP IPM, October 2013, Midrand (South Africa)

Members of the Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament (DPAP) attended the third Pan-African Parliament's third ordinary session on 25 October 2013 in Midrand (South Africa) and held an inter-parliamentary meeting (IPM) with Members of the Bureau and Chairs of the PAP's standing committees.

The Delegation also attended an information session on internal African dynamics and Africa-EU relations at the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg on 26 October 2013. It was chaired by Michael Gahler (EPP), Chair of the DPAP delegation and was also attended by Herbert Dorfmann (EPP).

Topics discussed included:
  • preparations for the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels on 2-3 April 2014 and a possible parliamentary pre-summit
  • implementation of the Second Action Plan (2011-2013) of the Joint Africa- EU Strategy,
  • Millennium Development Goals: post 2015 development agenda,
  • 2014 annual work programme,
  • the AU decision on the International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • African immigrants in Europe.

EP-PAP IPM meeting, 12 October 2012, Midrand (South Africa)

A Working Group of the Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament (DPAP) attended the third Pan-African Parliament's first ordinary session on 12 October 2012 in Midrand, South Africa.

The Working Group also attended an information session on security organised by the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria on 13 October 2012.

The Working Group was chaired by Michael Gahler (EPP, DE), Chair of the Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament and included four additional members, including Vice-President of the EP, M. Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez.

Among those the delegation met were:
  • Roeland van de Geer, Head of the EU Delegation to South Africa
  • the Bureau of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP President Amadi and three of four PAP Vice-Presidents), as well as the Chairs of the PAP's standing committees and the Clerk.

EP-PAP IPM before 3rd EU-Africa Summit, November 2010, Tripoli

The delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament (DPAP) met a delegation from the Pan-Africa Parliament in Tripoli (Libya) on 26-27 November 2010 for a "pre-summit inter-parliamentary meeting (IPM)" in advance of the third EU-Africa Summit, held in the same city 29-30 November 2010.

Attending the meeting, the Vice-President of the Pan-African Parliament, Mary Mugyenyi, and of the European Parliament, Libor Roucek, prepared a declaration. They stressed they were
"committed to establishing a stable partnership between our two parliaments with a view to coordinating our efforts more closely to ensure the [Africa-Europe] Strategy's successful implementation. Poverty eradiction and achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) [...] remain at the heart of the strategy."

Others addressing the meeting included:
  • the Speaker Libyan People's Congress
  • EU Commissioner for Development, Mr Andris Piebalgs
  • Mr Philippe De Buck, Director General of Business Europe, on the EU-Africa Business Forum.

EP-PAP IPM before the 2nd EU-Africa Summit, December 2007, Lisbon

The delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament (DPAP) met a delegation from the Pan-Africa Parliament in Lisbon on 6-7 December 2007 for a "pre-summit inter-parliamentary meeting (IPM)" in advance of the second EU-Africa Summit, held in the same city on 8-9 December 2007.

The Presidents of the Pan-African Parliament, Dr. Gertrude I. Mongella, and of the European Parliament, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, addressed the Summit. Their opening declaration underlined the "essential role our parliaments have to play in the elaboration, execution and monitoring of the Joint EU-Africa Strategy and the first multi-annual action plan, which will be adopted at the EU-Africa Heads of State and Government Summit."

Among the others addressing the IPM were:
  • President of the Portuguese Assembly Dr. Jaime Gama
  • Speaker of Ghanaian Parliament Ebenezer Sekyi Hughes
  • Speaker of German Bundestag
  • Hon. Vasja Klavora, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia
  • EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid Louis Michel
  • AU Commissioner for Political Affairs Julia Dolly Joiner.