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David McAllister David McAllister
AFET Committee Chair © European Union 2019 - EP
Welcome to the website of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET).

Amid the growing number of both challenges and opportunities we face outside the European Union, the 71 Members of this Committee contribute to the definition of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy. The AFET committee oversees its implementation and monitors how the external action funds from the EU are spent around the world. Our approval is also required for international agreements signed by the EU.

The Committee on Foreign Affairs aims to ensure that democracy, the rule of law and human rights are guaranteed in agreements between the EU and non-EU countries. We will remain a driving force behind multilateralism and the global rules-based international order, supporting openness, fairness and the necessary reforms around the world. A strong EU external action is essential for democracy, prosperity and security on our continent.

I invite you to check the news and announcements on this website to discover more details about our ongoing work and to watch our meetings via live web stream.

David McAllister