Foreign Affairs Committee – highlights of next meeting
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Foreign Affairs Committee – highlights of next meeting

Wednesday 29 August 2018, 9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30 – 18.30

Thursday 30 August 2018, from 9.00 to 12.30

Room: József Antall, 2Q2

 

Debates

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wednesday, 9.30-11.30

 

Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs will meet Nikola Dimitrov, Foreign Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, to discuss the EU-FYROM relations, reforms agenda and recent efforts to settle the name issue, amongst others.

 

After that, MEPs will have a first debate on annual resolutions on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia and Hercegovina progress on EU-related reforms in 2017, drafted respectively by Ivo Vajgl (ALDE, SI) and Cristian Dan Preda (EPP, RO). MEPs will evaluate the main achievement undertaken by FYROM and BiH over the last year and will suggest further reform priorities to bring these countries closer to the EU.

 

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova

Thursday, 10.00-12.00

MEPs on the Foreign Affairs Committee will debate the implementation of the EU association agreements with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. They will have a first look at the resolutions drafted by Michael Gahler (EPP, DE) on Ukraine, by Andrejs Mamikins (S&D, LV) on Georgia and by Petras Auštrevičius (ALDE, LT) on Moldova.

In 2014, Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova signed association and free trade agreements with the European Union boosting their economic and political ties. However the implementation of these deals is not without challenges, which relates to tense security and political situation, poor governance and difficult fight against corruption.

 

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