Buitenlandse Zaken

EU and Ukraine

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

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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...

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Venezuela strikes

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

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Anaconda, polish helicopters

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

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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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Flag of Estonia
04-09-2017 - 15:48

EPP Group to discuss building European defence in Tallinn

The EPP Group Bureau will gather in Tallinn on 7 and 8 September to debate new security threats and challenges for Europe. The topics covered will include cyberwar, disinformation and fake news...
EU and Ukraine
12-07-2017 - 12:17

EU-Ukraine cooperation must be ambitious

"The EU and Ukraine must deepen cooperation and build a successful relationship. With an Association Agreement that is fully effective from September, a free trade area yielding results and with...
EUROCORPS' soldiers do a military simulation on the ground with chariot, trucks, guns, weapons and some wounded soldiers
11-07-2017 - 11:39

Funding security forces in third countries

Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee gave the green light today for strengthening the security and defence capacities of partner countries by adopting a legislative report revising the Instrument...
West African market scene
06-07-2017 - 12:21

€44 billion to fight root causes of migration

Members of the European Parliament gave the green light today for the European Fund for Sustainable Development, an EU scheme of €3.3 billion worth of loans and guarantees aimed at mobilising...
Turkey & Europe flags
05-07-2017 - 15:29

Suspend accession talks if constitutional reform's unchanged

“The Turkish government has deceived its own citizens. The constitutional changes are incompatible with the Copenhagen Criteria which is the non-negotiable basis for membership of the European...
Dissidents want only freedom
05-07-2017 - 12:26

EU-Cuba Agreement: opportunity for a democratic transition

The EPP Group today backed the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Cuba, underlining that it must lead to a democratic transition in the country and should effectively...



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