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.


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-...
Press Release
06.02.2012 - 19:30

Syria: we cannot turn our back on the mass killings

Commenting on the latest developments in Syria and following the veto of the UNSC Resolution on Syria, Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and Ioannis Kasoulides...
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Press Release
02.02.2012 - 17:00

BRICS: the EU should speak with one voice

"In foreign policy, the term BRICS, referring to Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is no longer just a catchphrase coined around trade and growth-related indicators. They have come...
Press Release
26.01.2012 - 16:30

Belarus - case of Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavalyou

In a joint statement, MEPs Laima Andrikiene and Eduard Kukan have deplored the unfair trial of Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavalyou and have urgently called on President Lukashenka to establish...
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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