Foreign Affairs Committee – highlights of next meeting
Targeting the financing of terrorism
Rapporteur Javier Nart (ALDE, ES)
Foreign Affairs MEPs will vote on their recommendations how to cut the sources of income for Jihadists. Setting up a European counter-terrorism financial intelligence platform within EUROPOL to speed up the information exchange, stepping up the monitoring of suspicious financial activities or regulating an informal money transfer “hawala” or virtual currencies are amongst the draft recommendations.
Rapporteur Pier Antonio Panzeri (S&D, IT)
Foreign Affairs Committee will have a first debate on its recommendations on Libya. The draft calls on the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to intensify the diplomatic efforts to help to stabilise Libya, support UN action plan and to investigate the allegations about abuses and inhuman treatment of migrants and refugees in Libya by criminal groups.
Foreign Affairs MEPs will discuss the EU-Armenia relations and new cooperation agreement with Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.
Before the new EU-Armenia agreement enters into force it needs to get MEPs consent. The European Parliament is planning to vote on it before the summer break.
MEPs on the Foreign Affairs committee will debate the growing tensions in the Arab Peninsula, fight against terrorism, humanitarian situation in Yemen and other issues with Adel Al Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Last year MEPs renewed their call for an EU arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, given the serious allegations of Saudi Arabia breaching international humanitarian law in Yemen.
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