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Highlights of AFET meetings this week

Committee on Foreign Affairs Wednesday, 20 April 9:00 to 15:45 in room: ANTALL 2Q2 Debates ·  Situation following Russia's aggression and invasion of Ukraine - Exchange of views on the impact of western sanctions on Russia two months after their adoption: assessment of their effectiveness and of the opportunity

The Week Ahead 18 – 24 April 2022

Committee meetings, Brussels The humanitarian situation in Ukraine. The Chair of the Humanitarian Committee of the Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, Mykyta Poturayev, will speak with Development Committee MEPs about the devastating humanitarian consequences of the Russian invasion. The European Commission and humanitarian organisations active in Ukraine will also

MEPs ask UK to refrain from protectionist measures in fisheries

Need stable and predictable fishing conditions in UK waters, less protectionismBrexit has destabilised relations between North Atlantic coastal statesCommission must consider all options available to ensure EU fishers’ rights EU-UK relationship must act in good faith after Brexit, otherwise the Commission should be ready to protect

The EU-China Summit

The policy of the European Union regarding China should be based on the following principles: cooperate where possible,compete when needed,confront where necessary. Engagement requires interest from both parties and adherence to existing rules. China needs to deliver on its own commitments. Centuries-old maps cannot take precedence over international

On the special fund “Bundeswehr”

Two weeks ago, the German Federal Cabinet passed the draft law for the establishment of a special fund "Bundeswehr" worth 100 billion euro and the draft of a corresponding amendment to the Grundgesetz (Basic Law). This is intended to fulfill the Federal Chancellor's promise to