Looking beyond Europe’s boundaries

Our Working Group on Foreign Affairs influences the European Union's foreign and security policy. It prepares reports on how European funds are spent and supports the European Parliament in decisions about international agreements. It has led EU efforts in securing the EU’s external borders, pushing for and actively working towards the creation of a European Defence Union and visa liberalisation. The Western Balkans are also a priority for us. We want to bring them into the EU fold through encouraging reforms to ensure the rule of law, fight corruption and to ensure an independent judicial system.

Committees in this working group


The Committee on Development is responsible for the promotion of the EU's development policy. It engages in political dialogue with developing countries,...

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Foreign Affairs

The Committee on Foreign Affairs is responsible for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). It...

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Human Rights

The Subcommittee on Human Rights follows issues concerning human rights, the protection of minorities and the promotion of democratic values in third countries....

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International Trade

The Committee on International Trade is responsible for matters relating to the Union's common commercial policy and its external economic...

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Security and Defence

The Subcommittee on Security and Defence follows issues specifically related to the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the European...

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