EU and Ukraine

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

Ukrainian passport

Ukrainians will be able to travel visa-free to most of the EU about a month after the final signing of the Regulation in the European Parliament...

Venezuela strikes

The EPP Group will today denounce Nicolas Maduro's government for inspiring the unconstitutional actions of the Venezuelan Supreme Court and the...

Anaconda, polish helicopters

“Achieving common defence capabilities is now more necessary than ever. In an unpredictable international scenario, we need a common defence...



Ulkoasiainvaliokunnan toimivaltaan kuuluvat yhteinen ulko- ja turvallisuuspolitiikka (YUTP) sekä Euroopan turvallisuus- ja puolustuspolitiikka (ETPP). Lisäksi valiokunnassa seurataan tarkasti kolmansien maiden ihmisoikeuskysymyksiä. Sen tehtävänä on lujittaa Euroopan unionin ja kolmansien maiden poliittisten suhteiden parlamentaarista ulottuvuutta sekä hyväksyä avustusohjelmia ja kansainvälisiä sopimuksia. EU:n laajentumisen yhteydessä valiokunta seuraa liittymisneuvottelujen etenemistä ja puoltaa liittymissopimusten hyväksymistä. Valiokuntaa avustaa kaksi alivaliokuntaa, jotka ovat ihmisoikeuksien alivaliokunta sekä turvallisuus- ja puolustuspolitiikan alivaliokunta.


26.1.2012 - 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...
European Flag
25.1.2012 - 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
23.1.2012 - 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
23.1.2012 - 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...
Courtroom detail
18.1.2012 - 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
12.1.2012 - 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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