Buitenlandse Zaken

Protesters in Venezuela

“An early Presidential election has been called in Venezuela but the electoral process does not meet international standards. We cannot...

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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...

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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...

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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-...

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De Commissie buitenlandse zaken is bevoegd voor het gemeenschappelijk buitenlands- en veiligheidsbeleid (GBVB) en het Europees veiligheids- en defensiebeleid (EVDB). Ze onderzoekt ook nauwkeurig thema's betreffende de mensenrechten in derde landen. Het is haar taak om de parlementaire dimensie van de politieke betrekkingen van de EU met derde landen te versterken en steunprogramma's en internationale overeenkomsten goed te keuren. In verband met de uitbreiding van de EU volgt de Commissie het onderhandelingsproces en beveelt zij instemming met Toetredingsverdragen aan. De commissie wordt bijgestaan door twee subcommissies: mensenrechten en veiligheid en defensie.

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Zimbabweans Await Election Results Following General Election
01-08-2018 - 15:12

Zimbabwe elections: unlevel playing field and lack of trust

Improved political climate, inclusive participation rights and a peaceful vote, but unlevel playing field, intimidation of voters and lack of trust in the process undermined the pre-election...
Person voting
20-06-2018 - 10:22

Judicial power must be impartial and independent

Sandra Kalniete MEP, Chairwoman of the EPP Group Working Group on Foreign Affairs, and Cristian Preda MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the Committee on Foreign Affairs, have made the following statement...
EU and Ukraine
13-06-2018 - 13:32

More money for Ukraine under strict conditions

The European Parliament has approved the disbursement of a further €1 billion in financial assistance to Ukraine to help the country cover part of its external financing needs and to provide...
Mark Rutte
13-06-2018 - 13:16

EU foreign policy: Europe’s fate is in its own hands

"Europe stands at a crossroads. We have to choose between national egoism and making Europe a true global power. The decision is in our hands." This was the central point made by our...
06-06-2018 - 15:33

Further EU assistance lies now in hands of Ukraine

On Tuesday, the EPP Working Group on Foreign Affairs debated the EU's Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) for Ukraine ahead of a plenary vote next week. Following that, several key spokespeople...
Jaromír Štětina MEP and Arkady Babchenko
30-05-2018 - 13:26

We are relieved that Arkady Babchenko is alive

“We learned with great relief that Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was presumed assassinated in Kiev yesterday, is alive. This is the best news we have heard today. We will continue to...



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