Committee on Foreign Affairs-Subcommittee on Security and Defence-Subcommittee on Human Rights
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Committee on Foreign Affairs-Subcommittee on Security and Defence-Subcommittee on Human Rights

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs

Monday 22 February 2021, 13.45 – 15.45 and 16.45 – 17.45

Tuesday 23 February 2021, 9.00 – 12.00 and 16.45 – 18.45

Brussels Room: ANTALL 2Q2 and remote participation

Votes

  • Report on the 2019-2020 Commission Reports on Kosovo (INI) – Rapporteur: Viola Von Cramon-Taubadel (Greens/EFA, DE) –
  • Report on the 2019-2020 Commission Reports on Serbia (INI) – Rapporteur: Vladimír BILČÍK (EPP, SK)-

Exchange of views

  • Report on the 2019-2020 Commission Reports on Montenegro (INI) – Rapporteur:

Tonino PICULA (S&D, HR)) –

  • EU-Mexico relations: The modernisation of the EU-Mexico

Global Agreement

  • Joint Communication on the renewed

partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood – A new Agenda for the

Mediterranean

– with EEAS Deputy Managing Director for the Middle East and

North Africa Carl Hallergard

  • Situation in Syria

– with EEAS Deputy Managing Director for the Middle East and

North Africa Carl Hallergard

Jointly with the Committee on Development

  • Situation in Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda

– with the EEAS and the Commission on EU relations with East Africa

  • Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wednesday 24 February 2021, 13.30 – 16.00 and 16.45 – 18.45

Thursday 25 February 2021, 9.30 – 12.00 and 13.45 – 15.45

Brussels Room: Altiero Spinelli (1G-3)

Exchange of views

  • Instability in the Central African Republic: enhancing international support and

the role of CSDP

Speakers:

Stefano TOMAT, Director, CSDP and crisis response – Integrated Approach for Security and Peace (ISP), EEAS,

Mankeur NDIAYE, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central, African Republic (CAR) and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

  • PESCO implementation: presentation of the project on European Medical

Command in the light of the Strategic Review

Speakers:

Arnout MOLENAAR, Head of Division, Security and Defence Policy

Brigadier General (MD) Dr Stefan KOWITZ, Director of the Multinational Medical

Coordination Centre / European Medical Command (MMCC/EMC)

  • Jointly with the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation
  • Mapping the landscape of hybrid threats and enhancing the operational role of

CSDP Missions and Operations

Speakers:

Joanneke BALFOORT, Director of Security and Defence Policy, EEAS

Dr Teija TIILIKAINEN, Director of the European Centre of Excellence for

Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE)

Georgios GIANNOPOULOS, Team Leader at the European Commission, Joint

Research Centre

  • A Counter Terrorism Agenda for the EU: reinforcing international engagement

Speakers:

Claudio GALZERANO, Head of European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC),

Europol

Joanneke BALFOORT, Director of Security and Defence Policy, EEAS

  • State of play of the Coordinated Maritime Presence: situation and responding to

piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Speaker:

Stefano TOMAT, Director, CSDP and crisis response – Integrated Approach for

Security and Peace (ISP), EEAS

  • Subcommittee on Human Rights

Thursday 25 February 2021, 9.00 – 12.00 and 13.45 – 15.45

Brussels – Room: remote participation (via Antall 2Q2)

  • Exchange of views

Human rights situation in Nigeria and follow up to the European Parliament’s resolution of 16 January 2020 on Nigeria, notably the recent terrorist attacks, in the presence of:

– Abosede GEORGE-OGAN, Director of strategy, funding and stakeholder management, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and co-founder of ElectHer

– Isa SANUSI, Media manager, Amnesty International, Nigeria Office

– Akintunde BABATUNGE, Programme Manager, Natural Resource and Extractives Programme, Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism

– Chidi ANSELM ODINKALU, Senior team manager – Africa Program, Open Society Foundation and former Chair of the Governing Council of Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission

– Dapo OLORUNYOMI, Publisher, Premium Times

  • Human rights situation in Bangladesh and follow-up to the European Parliament resolution of 15 November 2018 on the human rights situation in Bangladesh, in the presence of Shahidul ALAM, photojournalist
  • Human rights situation in China in light of the EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement, in the presence of:

– Sharon HOM, Executive Director of Human Rights in China, Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law, and Professor of Law Emerita at the City University of New York School of Law

– Judith KIRTON-DARLING, Deputy General Secretary, industriAll European Trade Union

  • Presentation of the Front Line Defenders Global Analysis 2020 report, in the presence of Claire IVERS, Head of the EU office at Front Line Defenders, and information on Amnesty International’s situation in India, in the presence of Rajat KHOSLA, Senior Director of Research, Advocacy and Policy, Amnesty International