Sääntömääräiset kokoukset

Informal (Remote) Meeting of 27 October 2020 on the situation in Lebanon

Exchange of views on the situation in Lebanon following the resignation of former PM-designate Mostafa Adib and the ongoing attempts to form a new government, with:
  • His Excellency Fadi Hajali, Ambassador of Lebanon to the EU (who also provided an update on the investigation into the Beirut port explosion)
  • Ms Hala Bejjani, Managing Director of Kulluna
  • Mr Julien Barnes-Dacey, Director of the Middle East and North Africa programme at ECFR

Joint Meeting with the Delegation for relations with Palestine of 3 September 2020

Exchange of views with UNRWA Field Directors on the situation in their respective countries:
  • Gwyn Lewis, Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank
  • Matthias Schmale, Director of UNRWA operations in Gaza
  • Claudio Cordone, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon
  • Mishra Prafulla, Deputy Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria
  • Vickram Chhetri, (acting) Deputy Director of UNRWA Affairs in Jordan

Informal (Remote) Meeting of 24 June 2020 on the situation in Egypt and Jordan

Exchange of views on the current socio-economic and security situation in Egypt, with:
  • H.E. Mr Khaled El Bakly, Ambassador of Egypt
  • Mr Maciej Popowski, Deputy Director-General, DG NEAR
  • Ms Erika Ferrer, Head of Division MENA.1, EEAS
Exchange of views on the current socio-economic and security situation in Jordan, with:
  • H.E. Mr Yousef Bataineh, Ambassador of Jordan
  • Mr Maciej Popowski, Deputy Director-General, DG NEAR
  • Ms Erika Ferrer, Head of Division MENA.1, EEAS

Informal (Remote) Meeting of 12 June 2020 on the situation in Lebanon and Syria

Exchange of views on the current socio-economic and security situation in Lebanon, with:
  • H.E. Mr Fadi Hajali, Ambassador of Lebanon
  • Ms Erika Ferrer, Head of Division, EEAS
  • Ms Fabienne Bessonne, Head of Sector, DG NEAR
Exchange of views on the current socio-economic and security situation in Syria, with:
  • Ms Erika Ferrer, Head of Division, EEAS
  • Ms Fabienne Bessonne, Head of Sector, DG NEAR

Ordinary Meeting of 6 February 2020 on the moments that have shaped the Mashreq

Exchange of views on the situation in the Mashreq, and the moments and trends that have shaped the region, with:
  • Dr Lina Khatib, Chatham House
  • Koert Debeuf, Editor in Chief, EU Observer

Ordinary Meeting of 9 December 2019 on the current situation in Lebanon

Exchange of views on the current situation in Lebanon, with:
  • Mr Wahid Al Asmar, President, EuroMed Rights
  • Mr Sam Heller, International Crisis Group
  • Dr Carole Al Charabati - Professor, Public sector reform consultant and Researcher (via Skype from Beirut)

Ordinary Meeting of 7 November 2019 on EU relations with the Mashreq countries

Exchange of views on EU relations with the Mashreq countries - the way ahead, with:
  • HE Mr Yousef R. Bataineh, Ambassador of Jordan
  • HE Mr Fadi Hajali, Ambassador of Lebanon
  • Ms Erika Ferrer, Head of Division, European External Action Service
  • Ms Isabelle Combes, Deputy Head of Unit, DG NEAR

First ordinary Delegation meeting

The first ordinary meeting took place in Brussels on Thursday 7 November 2019, 14.00-15.30, in the room PHS 6B54.

Constituent meeting of 26 September 2019, Brussels

At its constituent meeting on 26th September 2019, the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries elected

  • Ms Isabel SANTOS (S&D, Potugal) as chair
  • Mr Erik MARQUARDT (Greens/EFA, Germany) as 1 Vice-Chair
  • Mr Jeroen LENAERS (EPP, Netherlands) as 2 Vice-Chair


A summary of ordinary meetings held during the European Parliament's 8th term (2014-2019) can be found in the delegation's archives.
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