Briefing 
 

MEPs to debate humanitarian crisis in Syria 

The recent events in Syria, including the humanitarian crisis caused by violent Syrian government forces’ attempts to take back control of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, will be debated by political group leaders with EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides on Wednesday.

Eastern Ghouta, an enclave near Damascus, has been under siege by government forces since 2013. In recent weeks, Syrian government forces have intensified the bombardment of the enclave, killing hundreds of civilians and trapping about 400 000 people.


MEPs are planning to adopt a resolution on Syria during the March plenary session in Strasbourg.


Debate:  Wednesday, 28 February

Procedure:  Commission statement with one round of political group leaders

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