Highlights of AFET, DROI and SEDE meetings next week
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Highlights of AFET, DROI and SEDE meetings next week

26-29 June, Brussels
 
Committee on Foreign Affairs

Monday, 26 June

18:30 – 19:00 in room: Jòzsef Antall 4Q2

Debate
– 2022 Commission Report on Montenegro (2022/2202(INI)) – consideration of draft report – rapporteur: Tonino PICULA (S&D, HR)

Tuesday, 27 June
09:00 – 19:00 in room: Jòzsef Antall 4Q2

Inter-parliamentary Committee Meeting (9.00 – 12.30)
– Moving the EU enlargement forward – 20 years since the Thessaloniki Declaration. Draft programme

Debates
– Special address by H.E. Aïssata Tall Sall, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal, followed by an exchange of views
In association with the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE): Structured Dialogue on the Commission Work Programme: Exchange of views with Josep Borrell Fontelles, Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (15.00 – 16.00)
– Exchange of views with Miroslav Lajčák, EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue (TBC) and Gert Jan Koopman, Directorate-General, DG NEAR, on the recent developments between Serbia and Kosovo (18.00 – 19.00)

Public hearing (16.00 – 17.30)
– The EU’s preventive diplomacy – practise makes (not yet) perfect

Votes (17.30 – 18.00)
– Uzbekistan (2022/2195(INI)) – adoption of draft report – rapporteur: Ilhan KYUCHYUK (Renew, BG) ·
– Commission Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina (2022/2200(INI)) – adoption of draft report – rapporteur: Paulo Rangel (EPP, PT)
– Recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the Commission Vice President/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on Relations with the Palestinian Authority (2021/2207(INI)) – adoption of draft recommendation (consent) – rapporteur: Evin INCIR (S&D, SE)
 
Wednesday, 28 June
17:00 – 18:00 in room: Altiero Spinelli 1E-2

Debate
In association with the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE): Structured Dialogue on the Commission Work Programme: exchange of views with Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement


Subcommittee on Human Rights

Wednesday, 28 June

09:00 – 18:00 in room: Altiero Spinelli 5E-2

Debates
– Exchange of views on the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) study on „Entry and stay of human rights defenders at risk in EU Member States“ in the presence of Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
In association with the Delegation for relations with Belarus – Exchange of views with Natalia Pinchuk, wife of Sakharov Prize and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski (11.40 – 12.30)

In association with the Delegation for relations with Canada – Exchange of views on the next steps at international level on arbitrary detention (15.30 – 16.50), in the presence of:

– Michael Kovrig, Senior Advisor Asia, International Crisis Group
– Julie Sunday, Assistant Deputy Minister for Consular Affairs, Global Affairs Canada, Foreign Ministry
– Ruth Bajada, Head of US-Canada Division, EEAS
 
Thursday, 29 June
09:00 – 12:30 in room: Altiero Spinelli 5E-2

Debates
– Debriefing of the DROI mission to the Philippines on 22-24 February 2023 (9.00 – 9.45)
– Exchange of views on the human rights situation of Sri Lanka in the context of the GSP review (9.45 – 10.45), in the presence of:
– Bhavani Fonseka, human rights lawyer
– Ambassador Denis Chaibi, EU Head of Delegation to Sri Lanka


Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wednesday, 28 June

09:00 – 17:00 in room: Altiero Spinelli 1E-2

– Election of the second Vice-Chair

Debates
– Outcome of the Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting on 23 May, with Stijn MOLS, Head of Division for Security and Defence Policy, EEAS
– Strategic Compass and EU space-based defence capabilities (2022/2078(INI)) – consideration of draft report – Rapporteur: Arnaud DANJEAN (EPP, FR)
– Exchange of views on Operation EUNAVFOR MED Irini following the extension of its mandate and the renewal of UNSCR 2292 with:
– Cosmin DOBRAN, Director, Integrated Approach for Security and Peace, EEAS
– Rear Admiral Stefano TURCHETTO, Operation Commander of EUNAVFOR MED Irini

– Enhanced CSDP presence in West Africa and Coordinated Maritime Presences in the Gulf of Guinea with:
– Cosmin DOBRAN, Director, Integrated Approach for Security and Peace, EEAS
– Nicolas BERLANGA MARTINEZ, Senior Coordinator for EU Coordination for Gulf of Guinea, EEAS
 
Thursday, 29 June
09:30 – 13:00 in room: Altiero Spinelli 1E-2

Workshop (9:30 – 11:00)
– The role of cyber in the Russian war against Ukraine: its impact and the consequences for the future of armed conflict. Programme

Debates
– New Civilian CSDP Compact: strengthening the EU’s civilian response to crises and conflicts with Stijn MOLS, Head of Division for Security and Defence Policy, EEAS
– Update on the operation of the EU Mission in Armenia (EUMA) and debrief of the SEDE Delegation to Armenia, 19-22 June, with:
– Stefano Tomat, Civilian Operations Commander, Managing Director for Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability, EEAS
– Markus Ritter, Head of Mission of the European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA)