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...

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-...

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...

EU and Ukraine

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



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.


Press Release
26.01.2012 - 11:15

Egyptian military should allow US staff to travel freely

Commenting on news that Egyptian authorities had banned travel to members of US non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which promote democracy, Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, and Elmar...
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Press Release
25.01.2012 - 16:30

Romania:EPP Group won't take lessons from Hannes Swoboda

In a press release this week, the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament expressed his understanding of the frustrations of the Romanian people, and others in other countries of the...
diverse friends
Press Release
23.01.2012 - 13:15

Daul congratulates Croatia on strong Yes to European future

"With a nearly two-thirds majority, the Croatian people have pronounced themselves in favour of joining us in creating a common European future. I congratulate them on this strong Yes and I will...
EU puzzle
Press Release
23.01.2012 - 12:30

Croatian Referendum: Yes strengthens Croatia and Europe.

"The Croatian Yes vote in favour of membership of the European Union strengthens Europe and strengthens Croatia. We welcome the clear message of the Croatian people that they want to take part...
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Press Release
18.01.2012 - 15:15

Verdict in Hrant Dink murder case is disappointing

On Tuesday a Turkish court sentenced a man to life in prison for the 2007 murder of journalist Hrant Dink but acquitted all 19 suspects of charges of acting under a terrorist organization's...
European Parliament
Press Release
12.01.2012 - 14:30

EU-Turkey Relations: interdependence and mutual commitment

In her Resolution on Turkey's 2011 Progress Report, Ria Oomen-Ruijten stresses the interdependence between Turkey and the European Union: "I agree with the Commission and the Council that...



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