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Statement on accession negotiations of North Macedonia and Albania

We, representatives of political groups in the European Parliament, stand behind the promises made at the EU-Western Balkans Thessaloniki Summit in 2003 and continue to support the Western Balkan’s European future, also expressed in the European Parliament resolution of October 2019 on opening accession negotiations

EPP Political Assembly meets via videoconference to discuss EU-UK relations, Nagorno-Karabakh; adopts resolution on Albania

Brussels, 7 December 2020   The members of the European People’s Party (EPP) Political Assembly (PA) met today via video-conference to discuss political developments in member states, the ongoing coronavirus situation and sustainable, coordinated management of the pandemic until vaccines are widely available.   As talks on a future EU-UK

Foreign Policy: The EU must champion a rules-based international order

Establish more strategic relations with like-minded partnersCounter attempts to weaken and divide the EUCall for qualified majority voting instead of unanimity in some foreign affairs areas The EU should demonstrate its leadership in international affairs by being more autonomous, more assertive, and more united, state MEPs

Parliament will not observe the legislative elections in Venezuela

Press statement on the legislative elections in Venezuela on 6 December 2020. “The regime of Nicolás Maduro has called elections to the National Assembly of Venezuela on 6 December 2020. The European Parliament will not observe this process, and consequently will neither comment on the process, nor

The future of transatlantic relations

A stronger EU-US partnership and committed engagement in international institutions will take precedence at Thursday’s hearing in the Foreign Affairs Committee. With representatives from the US State Department, the Munich Security Conference, the German Marshal Fund and the European External Action Service, MEPs will examine the state of transatlantic