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Weapons of mass destruction: concern over the state of global disarmament

•        The role of nuclear weapons in military doctrines should decrease •        Binding treaties are key to maintaining peace and stability •        Possibility of re-militarisation in Europe •        Concerns regarding activities of North Korea and China Withdrawing from, or abandoning altogether, major arms control treaties would seriously damage the

MEPs slam Nicaraguan elections, calling them a farce

Leading MEPs condemn Sunday’s sham elections in Nicaragua and stress that Parliament can neither acknowledge the result nor recognise the authorities that emerge from this rigged vote. Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs David McAllister (EPP, Germany) and Chair of the Delegation for relations with the countries

On the European Border and Coast Guard (Frontex)

The European border and coast guard (Frontex) has a crucial role to protect our external borders. The EPP Group wants to grant the 2019 discharge to the European Border and Coast Guard because Parliament's investigation found no proof of the agency's involvement in any violation of

The outcome of the Western Balkans summit

The European perspective of our partners in the Western Balkans is in our mutual interest and remains our shared strategic choice. With the visit of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen last month and the EU-Western Balkans Summit two weeks ago in Brdo, the European Union

Highlights of AFET Committee meeting – 19 October

15:00 - 16:30 - Strasbourg, Room DE MADARIAGA S1Presentation of the 2021 Enlargement Package by the Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér VárhelyiNB:In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Parliament is reducing the need for physical meetings on its premises, without