Foreign Affairs

EU - Russia

“The great battle of disinformation is already happening and is being fought on digital platforms. But it's a battle we're already late...

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Engineer sitting at control panel of nuclear power station

“Permanent Structured Cooperation should be funded from the EU budget whereas Federica Mogherini needs to assume her responsibility as Vice-...

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Venezuela Elections 2015

'"The Venezuelan opposition is an example for all. They are brave people who, despite being beaten or imprisoned, are not afraid and do not...

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EU and Ukraine

"The EU and Ukraine must deepen cooperation and build a successful relationship. With an Association Agreement that is fully effective from...

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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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Turkey & Europe flags
Press Release
05.07.2017 - 15:29

Suspend accession talks if constitutional reform's unchanged

“The Turkish government has deceived its own citizens. The constitutional changes are incompatible with the Copenhagen Criteria which is the non-negotiable basis for membership of the European...
Dissidents want only freedom
Press Release
05.07.2017 - 12:26

EU-Cuba Agreement: opportunity for a democratic transition

The EPP Group today backed the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Cuba, underlining that it must lead to a democratic transition in the country and should effectively...
Dissidents want only freedom
Press Release
20.06.2017 - 11:46

Human rights crucial to evaluation of new EU-Cuba agreement

The EPP Group today recalled that the new agreement between the EU and Cuba on the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement should contribute to the improvement of the situation and respect for...
Turkey & Europe flags
Press Release
20.06.2017 - 09:43

Call for the suspension of Turkish EU accession talks

"A close and privileged relationship between the EU and Turkey is in the interest of both sides. But this can only be realised if it is based on human rights, the respect of the fundamental...
map of Balkans
Press Release
05.06.2017 - 13:17

EPP Group takes stock of situation in Western Balkans

For the sixth time the EPP Group gathers MEPs, other EU politicians and political leaders from the Western Balkans close to our political family to take stock of the challenges before them on path...
Protesters in Venezuela
Press Release
31.05.2017 - 15:00

Weber to Julio Borges: support to overcome Venezuelan crisis

The EPP Group Chairman in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, expressed his support today to the Speaker of the Venezuelan Parliament, Julio Borges, to enable Venezuela to overcome the serious...

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