Foreign Affairs

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-...

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...



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.


Courtroom detail
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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