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Highlights of AFET, SEDE and DROI committees 26-30 October

Highlights of AFET meeting taking place on Monday, 26 October, DROI on Wednesday, 28 October and SEDE on Wednesday and Thursday 28-29 October. Brussels Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) Monday 26 October 2020, 9.00 – 15.45 - Room: Remote via Antall 2Q2 and Spaak 3C50 Subcommittee on Human

The EU needs to comprehensively review its relations with Belarus

EU sanctions must include Aliaksandr Lukashenka, who is not the legitimate presidentViolence in Belarus must endNew, free and fair elections must be held under international supervisionSviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Coordination Council is the legitimate representative of the people Parliament says negotiations on the EU-Belarus Partnership Priorities must be

MEPs reiterate their support for Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Call for superpowers to resume dialogueIran should ensure full compliance with its nuclear-related commitmentsNorth Korea urged to abandon its nuclear weapons programme Effective multilateralism and a rules-based international order are essential to keep the world’s nuclear regime in balance, say MEPs. The Council and the EU foreign

MEPs on EU-UK negotiations, COVID-19, climate goals and a decent budget

Parliament discussed the outcome of last week’s EU summit with European Council President Michel, Commission Vice-President Šefčovič and EU Brexit chief negotiator Barnier. On the negotiations with the UK on the future relationship, European Council President Charles Michel and the EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier outlined

Atrocities in Belarus: Members demand an end to impunity for regime crimes

MEPs and experts discussed the latest developments in Belarus, including possible international legal paths to bring regime officials guilty of human rights violations to justice, on Friday. During the debate, most of the invited speakers outlined the unprecedented and large-scale continuous repression of the Belarusian people,