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17th Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CFSP/CSDP) – Statement by the CO-Chairs

4 September 2020via video conference Statement by the Co-Chairs Preliminary remarksThe 17th Inter-parliamentary Conference (IPC) for the CFSP/CSDP was held in the context of the parliamentary dimension of the German Council presidency on 4 September 2020. Due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,

MEPs to discuss the political crisis and popular uprising in Belarus

MEPs in the Subcommittee on Human Rights will debate the human rights situation in Belarus following the disputed presidential elections of 9 August and subsequent demonstrations, on Monday. Belarus has been in the midst of a political crisis following accusations of vote rigging in the presidential

MEPs deeply concerned over the case of Alexei Navalnyi

Statement by MEPs David McAllister and Andrius Kubilius on the case of Mr Alexei Navalnyi. “We would like to express our deepest concern at the case of Mr Alexei Navalnyi, the founder of the Russian Anti-Corruption Foundation, who is in a medically-induced coma since 20 August

The Week Ahead: Committee on Foreign Affairs

Highlights of meetings on Tuesday, 1 September 13.45 – 15.45 Exchange of views on the situation in Lebanon with EEAS Deputy Managing Director for MENA, Carl Hallergard, and European Commission (DG NEAR) Deputy Director-General Maciej Popowski Exchange of views with Gilles Bertrand, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim to Syria 16.45