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

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Tuesday, 14 June

09:00- 18:30 in room: Jòzsef Antall 2Q2

Votes (9.00 – 10.15)

·  Report on the 2021 Commission Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina (2021/2245(INI)) – adoption of draft report – rapporteur: Paulo RANGEL (EPP, PT)

·  Report on the 2021 Commission Report on Kosovo (2021/2246(INI)) – adoption of draft report – rapporteur: Viola VON CRAMON-TAUBADEL (Greens/EFA, DE)

·  Report on the 2021 Commission Report on Serbia (2021/2249(INI)) – adoption of draft report – rapporteur: Vladimír BILČÍK (EPP, SK)


·  Exchange of views with Lord Chris PATTEN on the current political situation in Hong Kong (10.15 – 12.30)

·  Exchange of views with the European Committee of the Regions on the role of regions in the EU strategy on Southern Neighbourhood

·  The protection of the Union and its Member States from economic coercion by third countries (2021/0406(COD)) – consideration of draft report – rapporteur for the opinion: Markéta GREGOROVÁ (Greens/EFA)

·  Hearing: The EU and Antarctica a foreign policy perspective. Draft agenda (14.30 – 15.45)

·  Promoting regional stability and security in the broader Middle East region (2020/2113(INI)) – consideration of draft report – rapporteur: Manu PINEDA (The Left, ES) (17.15 – 18.30)

·  Parliamentary elections in Lebanon • Debrief by the European Parliament Election Observation Delegation – Exchange of views with European External Action Service (EEAS) representatives

·  Debriefing of the AFET mission to Albania and Montenegro of 23-26 May 2022

Joint meeting of Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Human Rights and Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wednesday, 15 June

15:00 – 16:30 in room: Jòzsef Antall 2Q2


·  Structured Dialogue on the Commission Work Programme: Exchange of views with Olivér VÁRHELYI , Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Subcommittee on Human Rights

Wednesday, 15 June

09:00 – 18:45 in room: Altiero Spinelli 3G-3


·  Exchange of views on the developments in the field of the rule of law and human rights in the Philippines after the Presidential elections of 9 May 2022, in the presence of: Julio TEEHANKEE, Professor at De La Salle University, Manila, Pia RANADA, journalist from Rappler, Karen GOMEZ DUMPIT, former Commissioner, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines. (09.00 – 10.00)

·  The protection of journalists around the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter – rapporteur: Isabel Wiseler-Lima (EPP, ). Exchange of views with: Dr Tamsin MITCHELL, author of the In-Depth Analysis ‘Safety of journalists in non-EU countries: state and non-state protection mechanisms and the role of the EU’, Christophe DELOIRE, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders, Jean-Paul MARTHOZ, journalist, coordinator of the Council of Europe’s report on Safety of Journalists’ Platform on press freedom in Europe and former foreign affairs editor of Le Soir, Aye MIN THANT, journalist, editor for Frontier Myanmar and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, ZAPIRO, journalist and editorial cartoonist in the South-African Daily Maverick, and Anton BARBASHIN, Editorial Director, Riddle (tbc) (10.00 – 11.20)

·  Exchange of views on the recent developments in Ethiopia in the context of the follow-up to the European Parliament urgency resolutions on the matter adopted on 26 November 2020 and 7 October 2021 (16.45 – 17.45)

·  In association with the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee, the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, and the Delegation for relations with Belarus: Follow-up to the European Parliament resolution on the coordination of the various mechanisms established for the fight against impunity for war crimes in Ukraine, in the presence of: Geoffrey ROBERTSON QC, Barrister and the first President of the War Crimes Court in Sierra Leone (2002-2007), Jonathan AGAR, Special Assistant to the Prosecutor, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, Myroslava KRASNOBOROVA, Liaison Prosecutor for Ukraine at Eurojust, and Anton KORYNEVYCH, Ambassador-at-large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (17.45 – 18.45)

Thursday, 16 June

09:00 – 12:00 in room: Altiero Spinelli 3G-3


·  In association with the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan: Exchange of views with Richard BENNETT, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan (9.00 – 10.00)

·  In association with the Delegation for relations with Maghreb countries: Debrief of the DROI delegation to Tunis on 22-24 May 2022 and exchange of views on Tunisia-urgent opinion on „the constitutional and legislative framework concerning the referendum and elections announced by the President of the Republic, and in particular on Decree-Law No. 22 of 21 April 2022, amending and supplementing the Organic Law on the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE), issued on 27 May 2022 under the Rules of Procedure of the Venice Commission“ in the presence of: Jean-Claude SCHOLSEM, Professor Emeritus, University of Liège, substitute member of the Venice Commission, Council of Europe and co-rapporteur on the urgent opinion (10.00 – 11.00)

·  Exchange of views on the right to a fair trial and the application of the principle of non-refoulement (removal, expulsion or extradition), in the presence of Mohamedou OULD SLAHI HOUBEINI, former detainee and author of “Guantánamo Diary” (11.00 – 12.00)

Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wednesday, 15 June

10:00 – 18:30 in room: Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001, Jòzsef Antall 4Q2


·  Debrief on the outcome of the Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) of 17 May, and the Special meeting of the European Council of 30-31 May 2022, including on the implementation of the Strategic Compass and Russia’s war against Ukraine with Charles FRIES, Deputy Secretary General for Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the European External Action Service (in room József ANTALL 4Q2

·  Exchange of views with Jiří ŠEDIVÝ, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency (in room SPAAK 5B001 (17.30 – 18.30)

Thursday, 16 June

10:00 – 12:30 in room: Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001


·  Expert assessment on the EU’s Training Missions in Mali, the Central African Republic and in Somalia, with Jair van der LIJN, Senior Researcher and Director of the SIPRI Peace Operations and Conflict Management Programme and Dr Virginie BAUDAIS, Senior Researcher and the Deputy Director of SIPRI’s Sahel/West Africa Programme (10.00 – 11.00)

Public hearing

·  Evaluating EU Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) policy framework and the implications for strengthening an integrated approach for CSDP. Programme (11.00 – 12.30)