Foreign Affairs

Rear View Midsection Of Police With Weapons

Europeans need to feel safe Our world is a world of change. Old allies are distancing themselves from Europe, old rivals are threatening our...

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Enlargement

"The countries in the Western Balkans are our close partners - geographically, historically and economically. All six have a clear European...

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Protesters in Venezuela

“An early Presidential election has been called in Venezuela but the electoral process does not meet international standards. We cannot...

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Protests in Venezuela

“We have to raise our voices to denounce further attempts to undermine sovereignty and fixed elections that don’t even fulfil the minimum...

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The Committee on Foreign Affairs is responsible for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). It also closely scrutinises issues concerning human rights in third countries. Its job is to strengthen the parliamentary dimension of the EU's political relations with third countries and to approve assistance programmes or international agreements. In the context of EU enlargement, the Committee follows the negotiating process and recommends assent to Accession Treaties. The committee is assisted by two subcommittees; human rights and security and defence.

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Enlargement
Press Release
17.01.2018 - 13:28

It’s either an ambitious Europe or no Europe at all

Speaking in plenary today during the debates with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament,...
Engineer sitting at control panel of nuclear power station
Press Release
12.12.2017 - 16:29

Europeans expect more foreign policy and defence cooperation

“Permanent Structured Cooperation should be funded from the EU budget whereas Federica Mogherini needs to assume her responsibility as Vice-President of the European Commission and needs to...
Military cargo
Press Release
30.11.2017 - 12:22

EU authorises funding for military if needed for stability

“It is a missing link in the EU’s tools for security and development. In some developing countries, we currently deploy missions which form or provide training for the military in these...
Enlargement
Press Release
15.11.2017 - 12:55

Eastern Partnership: summit should be forward-looking

"The summit in Brussels should be forward-looking, injecting new dynamism providing a clear political vision for the future of our Eastern Partnership. Differentiation is key. As our resources...
Venezuela Elections 2015
Press Release
26.10.2017 - 11:09

Sakharov Prize goes to Venezuela Opposition

'"The Venezuelan opposition is an example for all. They are brave people who, despite being beaten or imprisoned, are not afraid and do not give up, but fight for their freedom and for their...
New Windhoek Dialogue meeting, Grand Bassam October 2017
Press Release
09.10.2017 - 15:56

There's no development without good governance

“It’s time to reinvest in the EU-Africa relationship. The success of policies and plans adopted at the upcoming African Union-EU Summit will, however, depend on the political will for...

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