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The Gulf region: MEPs, experts discuss security challenges

Foreign Affairs Committee and Subcommittee on Security and Defence MEPs will organise a hearing on "Collective Security in the Gulf", on Thursday 27 May at 09.00 CET. At the hearing, participants will discuss, among other issues, the obstacles and concrete options on the table for achieving

David McAllister: On EU-UK relations

I welcome the entry into force of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 1 May 2021. This Agreement, together with the Withdrawal Agreement and its Protocols, provides the framework for our relations with the UK. Both Agreements must be fully and effectively implemented and

David McAllister: The EU’s relations with Turkey

Turkey has been linked to the EU by an Association Agreement since 1964. The Customs Union was established in 1995. The European Council granted the status of candidate country to Turkey in December 1999 and accession negotiations were opened in 2005. However, until Turkey agrees

EP Today

Wednesday, 19 May Covid-19 vaccines The EU’s response to the proposal to waive patent protection of Covid-19 vaccines in the WTO to support efforts on global vaccination - backed by the US Administration- will be the focus of a plenary debate with Council and Commission at 9.00.

Israel-Palestine conflict: MEPs call for immediate end to violence

Following the recent upsurge in violence between Israel and Palestine, MEPs stress the need for an immediate ceasefire to avoid further civilian casualties. In a plenary debate with Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva on Tuesday afternoon, MEPs expressed their extreme concern over the