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...


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

Protesters in Venezuela

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

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...



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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Press Release
01.03.2012 - 16:15

Turkey: Attack on Turkish policemen strongly condemned.

Today, 15 Turkish policemen were wounded in a bombing in Istanbul. "I strongly condemn this attack and my thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends", stated Ria Oomen-...
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Press Release
01.03.2012 - 16:15

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Government must implement reforms

European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee votes on European Commission progress report The new Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina must implement reforms quickly and agree on a budget...
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Press Release
28.02.2012 - 17:15

Tunisia: Europe must support the country

"The EPP Group in the European Parliament feels strongly that Tunisia can serve as a model of stabilisation and democracy for those countries central to the Arab spring movement," said its...
Press Release
22.02.2012 - 15:45

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko's health raises concerns

Zuzana Roithová EPP Group MEP, former Minister of Health of the Czech Republic and former long serving director of the Prague Faculty Hospital gave the following statement following her visit...
European union puzzle game
Press Release
20.02.2012 - 15:15

Croatia: Office for investigating Communist crimes closed

Today, the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament sent an open letter to Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of Croatia, calling on his Government not to close the Office for detection,...
Press Release
16.02.2012 - 12:30

Syria: EPP Group considers violence against

"The regrettable failure of the Security Council to condemn the Assad regime through the Russian and Chinese veto was perceived on the ground as a licence to use heavy weapons for the...



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