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Next AFET Committee meetings

24-11-2023 - 13:31
Members of the AFET Committee will meet on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November 2023 in SPAAK 3C50, Brussels

  • Implementation of the common foreign and security policy - annual report 2023 (2023/2117(INI))
  • Implementation of the common security and defence policy - annual report 2023 (2023/2119(INI))
  • Human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union's policy on the matter - annual report 2023 (2023/2118(INI))
  • Role of the European Parliament and its parliamentary diplomacy in the EU's foreign and security policy (2023/2105(INI))
  • Role of preventive diplomacy in tackling frozen conflicts around the world (2023/2050(INI))
  • EU strategy on Central Asia (2023/2106(INI))
  • Shaping the EU's position on the UN binding instrument on business and human rights (2023/2108(INI))
  • Security and defence implications of China's influence on critical infrastructure in the European Union (2023/2072(INI))

Meetings are webstreamed with the exception of items held "in camera".


AFET exchange of views with Franciso Coy Granados
28-11-2023 - 12:50

On 27 November, the Foreign Affairs Committee in association with the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly will exchange views with Francisco Coy-Granados, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia.

AFER Hearing on Sanctions
28-11-2023 - 12:50

On 27 November 2023, the Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing on “EU sanctions regime - implementation, expansion, efficiency and deterring impact”. Sanctions have become a prominent foreign policy tool for both governments and international organisations, including the EU.

Presentation of a study on Antarctica
28-11-2023 - 12:50

On 28 November 2023 (11.15-12.00), the Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a presentation of a study on the EU's emerging policy for Antarctica. The paper argues in favour of a more coherent EU-wide policy for Antarctica, taking into account geopolitics, ocean conservation, and environmental protection. As shifting dynamics transform Antarctica’s status as a pole of peace, the EU needs to step up its role in addressing the challenges posed to the Antarctic Treaty System.

Enlargement package 2023
28-11-2023 - 12:49

On Wednesday, 8 November Commissioner Várhelyi will present the 2023 Enlargement package to Members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. For the first time, the Commission will assess the reform work of two new EU candidate countries, Ukraine and Moldova, and potential candidate Georgia. Members will quiz Oliver Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, on the future of the EU’s enlargement policy and the state of play in the countries concerned.

Costa Rica and Mexico flags
28-11-2023 - 12:47

A delegation of AFET Members travelled to Mexico and Costa Rica from 31 October to 2 November 2023 to discuss bilateral cooperation and ongoing geopolitical challenges. During their visit Members met with parliamentary counterparts, government representatives of both countries and non-governmental organisations.

The visual identity of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU
20-10-2023 - 11:04

On 24 October, the Foreign Affairs Committee will exchange views with José Manuel Albares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, on the external policy priorities of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Syria on the map
20-10-2023 - 11:04

On 23 October 2023, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence will hold a hearing on "The situation in Syria 12 years after the revolution: Standstill, Dynamics, EU response, and Future Prospects?". It will provide a reflection on the political, social and economic consequences of the ongoing conflict, which has shaped the country's development in the twelve years since the Revolution.