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Next AFET Committee meetings - 28 June

22-06-2021 - 10:43
"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 28 June (via videoconference).

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AFET welcomes the Speakers of the Western Balkan parliaments
23-06-2021 - 21:26

On 28 June, the Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold an exchange of views with the Speakers of the Parliaments from the Western Balkans on the key role of Parliaments in the EU enlargement process.

AFET Interactio
12-06-2021 - 00:17

The AFET meeting on 14-15 will feature exchange of views with Pekka Haavisto, Special European Envoy and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland on his recent visit to Ethiopia and Sudan. The committee will also debate the situation in Burkina Faso and the decision of the Swiss Federal Council to terminate the negotiations of the EU-Swiss Institutional Framework Agreement. Members will also vote on EU global human rights sanctions regime (EU Magnitsky Act)

AFET Hearing
12-06-2021 - 00:17

On 27 May, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence held an online hearing "Collective security in the GULF". The recent tensions in the Middle East, as well as frequent attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia or series of oil tankers detentions in the Strait of Hormuz, have contributed to a worsening of security situation in the region.

AFET Meeting
12-06-2021 - 00:16

On 26 May, the Committee on Foreign Affairs welcomed Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan. The debate addressed the multitude areas of cooperation between the EU and Pakistan, based on the 5-year Strategic Engagement Plan signed in 2019. Political and security issues, governance, human rights, migration, trade and energy, and regional and global affairs were in the focus of the discussion.