MEPS to debate Russia, Ukraine and Iran with Catherine Ashton 

MEPs will discuss the EU’s actions towards Russia following the recent events in Crimea, its aid to Ukraine and its future strategy towards Iran amidst on-going talks on its nuclear programme with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Thursday at 08.30, during their last plenary debate with her before the European elections. They will also vote a resolution on Iran.

MEPs will evaluate Ms Ashton’s term of office following the Lisbon treaty’s merger of the former roles of Council High Representative with External Affairs Commissioner. They are also expected to call on the EU institutions and member countries to coordinate foreign policy more effectively and use their policy tools more consistently, in a resolution to be put to the vote on Thursday.

Debate: 2 April 2014

Vote: Thursday 3 April 2014

Procedure: High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Statement (with resolution)

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