MEPs to debate security and stability in the Middle East and North Africa
Parliament will debate the EU’s role in the Middle East peace process and the humanitarian situation in Yemen with the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, on Wednesday afternoon. In a separate debate and vote on Thursday, MEPs will insist that the EU must step up its influence in the Middle East and North Africa to spur security and stability there.
The draft resolution on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, drawn up by Vincent Peillon (S&D, FR), calls on EU countries to mobilise more military, logistical, financial and humanitarian resources to address the conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. The EU must also engage more strongly with the regional actors, who should do more to prevent financing of terrorism, say MEPs. They will point to the lack of democracy as a key cause of political instability in the region.
The debate on the humanitarian situation in Yemen will be followed by a vote on Thursday.
The House will vote on a resolution on the role of the EU in the Middle East peace process in September.
Procedure: non-legislative resolution (Peillon report), Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (with resolutions)
Debate: Wednesday, 9 July and Thursday, 10 July (Peillon report)
Vote: Thursday, 10 July (Peillon report and Yemen resolution), September (Middle East peace process)