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Delegation week at the European Parliament

MEPs will travel to Bulgaria, Senegal and Mynanmar for fact-finding missions. We have selected the highlights.

 
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Highlights

Border control/Bulgaria. The Civil Liberties Committee will go on a fact-finding visit to Bulgaria to see first-hand how Frontex operations work at the border with Turkey. Members will visit the region of the border crossing point of "Kapitan Andreevo", where Frontex supports national authorities in carrying out border checks and gathering intelligence. They will meet, among others, Interior Minister Valentin Radev, representatives of the Border Police, international organisations as well as NGOs. A press conference is scheduled on Wednesday. (Monday to Wednesday)

Africa Trust Fund/Senegal. A delegation of the Development Committee will visit Senegal to assess how the EU’s Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, set up to tackle the root causes of migration, works on the ground. They will visit EU-funded projects offering meaningful employment for young people and meet local authorities, civil society representatives as well as returned migrants who are trying to build a new life in their country, with support from the EU. (Tuesday to Friday)

Human Rights/Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Human Rights Subcommittee will visit Myanmar and go to the border with Bangladesh to gain a first-hand impression of current developments in the region. The delegation includes Members of the Foreign Affairs and International Trade committees and EU-ASEAN delegation. They will visit Rohingya camps and meet international NGOs working in the Rakhine State, Myanmar civil society organisations, religious and political leaders as well as media. (Monday to Friday)

President’s diary. EP President Antonio Tajani will deliver a keynote lecture at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe in Bologna, on “The Future of Europe”, on Tuesday.

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