Foreign Affairs

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...

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-...



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.


Europe map closeup
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...
Press Release
10.02.2012 - 13:45

Egypt: EPP Group Presidency cancels official visit to Cairo.

Following the latest developments in Egypt, the EPP Group Presidency has decided to cancel its trip to Cairo scheduled for 26-28 February 2012. Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, and Ioannis...
Businesspeople Holding Up a Globe
Press Release
09.02.2012 - 12:15

Azerbaijan: New horizons for the Partnership.

At the initiative of Monica Macovei MEP, the EPP Group Shadow Rapporteur for the Association Agreement with Azerbaijan, the EPP Group in the European Parliament held a conference on "EU-...



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