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, 17 May

9:00 to 17:00 in room: SPAAK 5B001

Vote ·  Security in the Eastern Partnership area and the role of Common Security and Defence Policy (2021/2199(INI)) – Adoption of amendments – Rapporteur: Witold Jan WASZCZYKOWSKI (ECR, PL)

Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tuesday, 17 May

9.00 to 18.45 in room: SPAAK 5B1

Public hearing

·  „The future of European Defence after the collapse of Afghanistan and Russia war against Ukraine: next steps in achieving the European Defence Union“ (see programme)

Debate

·  State of play: Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI. Exchange of views with Stefano TOMAT Director, Integrated Approach for Security and Peace, EEAS; Rear Admiral Stefano TURCHETTO, Operations Commander (13.45 – 15.45)

·  Russian disinformation and propaganda in relation to the war against Ukraine with Lutz GUELLNER, Head of Division, Strategic Communication, Task Forces and Information Analysis, EEAS; Ivana STRADNER, Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) – Jointly with the Special Committee on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the European Union, including disinformation (16.45 – 18.45)

Subcommittee on Human Rights

Monday, 16 May

13:45 – 18:45 in room: SPINELLI 3G-2

Public hearing

·  The next steps towards universal abolition of the death penalty (see programme)

Debate

·  Exchange of views with Augusto Jordan RODAS ANDRADE, Procurador de los Derechos Humanos de Guatemala, on the recent developments in the field of human rights and the rule of law in the context of the European Parliament urgency resolution on the matter adopted on 7 April 2022 (17.45 – 18.45)

Tuesday, 17 May

9:00- 12:00 in room: SPINELLI 3G-2

Debates

·  Exchange of views with LGBTIQ’s rights activists in the context of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (9.00 – 9.45)

·  Exchange of views on the human rights situation in Vietnam with the Vietnamese delegation participating in the 10th EU-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue (9.45 – 10.45) ·  Exchange of views with Carlo OLMO, lawyer, „Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana“ and activist on the rights of the child (10.45 – 11.30