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Next AFET Committee meetings - 10 May

04-05-2021 - 10:00
"In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities.

The current precautionary measures adopted by the European Parliament to contain the spread of COVID-19 do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions are maintained.

The meetings will be with remote participation for Members (being able to view and listen to proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting). Other participants are invited to follow the meeting through webstreaming.

Following these decisions, the next ordinary AFET Committee meetings will take place on 10 May (via videoconference).

Highlights

04-05-2021 - 09:35

On 10 May, the Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold an online hearing " EU long-term strategy towards Russia ". Amid the recent expulsions of diplomats and blacklisting of prominent EU officials as well as Russia's continued crackdown on the opposition, the Foreign Affairs Committee will take stock of the achievements and the shortcomings of the current EU strategy vis à vis Russia.

Albin Kurti
04-05-2021 - 09:35

On Thursday 29 April, the Foreign Affairs committee welcomed Albin Kurti, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo accompanied by Besnik Bislimi, Deputy Prime Minister and Donika Gervalla-Schwarz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, just a month after the formation of the new government.

Hearing on Arctic - AFET Meeting
27-04-2021 - 09:38

On 13 April, the Committee on Foreign Affairs held an online hearing "The Arctic: a new arena of geostrategic importance and great powers' rivalry". The growing geo-economic and geopolitical importance of the Arctic region for European economy and security calls for an updated, more integrated EU approach towards this region.

27-04-2021 - 09:35

On 15 April, the Committees on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and on International Trade (INTA) held a vote on their joint recommendation to the plenary on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement defines the framework for the European Union's future cooperation with the United Kingdom after its withdrawal from the block.

A drawn red hand holding a red Euro coin.
27-04-2021 - 09:34

On Monday 19th April the AFET/DEVE/BUDG committees had the first consideration of the joint implementation report that seeks to make a political evaluation of the EU Trust Funds (EUTFs) established since 2014 and extended until December 2021, as well as the Facility for Refugees in Turkey (FRT).

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