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David McAllister: On the current situation in Afghanistan

7 September 2021David McAllister MEP, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the European Parliament I. Following the 9/11 attacks in New York, US troops and their NATO allies ousted the Taliban from power in November 2001. The Taliban group had been harbouring Osama Bin Laden

MEPs to assess the latest developments in Afghanistan

On Wednesday, following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, MEPs will discuss the situation on the ground in the country. The Foreign Affairs Committee, Development Committee and Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Afghanistan will hear from Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific at the European External Action Service, who

Afghanistan: Lead MEPs condemn barbaric attack at Kabul airport

Statement of the Chairs of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan on the terrorist attack at the Kabul airport Chairs David McAllister (EPP, DE, Committee on Foreign Affairs), Maria Arena (S&D, BE, Subcommittee on Human

Afghanistan: provide humanitarian help to locals, MEPs urge

Europe must provide humanitarian aid, and reach unity on handling migration, according to MEPs speaking at an extraordinary meeting on Thursday morning.  Speaking at the extraordinary meeting of the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Development and the Delegation for Relations with Afghanistan, EU High Representative and

Afghanistan: MEPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss state of play

Following events unfolding in Afghanistan, MEPs will meet on Thursday morning to debate the latest developments with High Representative Josep Borrell.  When: Thursday 19 August 9:00 - 10:30 Where: JAN - 4Q2 and web streaming/EbS+. You can follow the meeting live on Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+. The Foreign Affairs and Development Committees, together with the