EP resolutions

EU political relations with ASEAN (3 October 2017)

The European Parliament adopted by 563 votes to 46, with 66 abstentions, a resolution on EU political relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). [...]

Strategic partnership: Members recommended upgrading relations between the EU and ASEAN to a strategic partnership. Noting that the EU is the first provider of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the ASEAN region, Members suggested strengthening economic and political relations while underlining the opportunities for cooperation in implementing the sustainable development goals.

Cooperation could be strengthened to address global challenges such as climate change, international crime and terrorism, border management, maritime security, financial sector development, transparency and macroeconomic policies. [...]

Statelessness in South and South East Asia (13 June 2017)

The European Parliament adopted by 571 votes to 24, with 34 abstentions, a resolution on statelessness in South and South East Asia.

Parliament recalled that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) enshrines the right to a nationality and the right not to be arbitrarily deprived of one's nationality is enshrined in Article 15 of UDHR, as well as in other international human rights instruments.

The right to nationality has been enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for close to seventy years, yet for millions of people this is still seemingly unattainable. [...]

Overall, Parliament expressed concern about the millions of cases of statelessness all around the world, in particular in South and South East Asia, and expressed their solidarity with stateless persons.

Rohingya minority: more specifically, Parliament expressed concern at the situation of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. [...]