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

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Monday, 23 January

15:00 – 17:00 in room: Jòzsef Antall 4Q2

Debates

• In association with the Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula (DKOR): Exchange of views with the EEAS on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in light of ongoing escalation
• 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)) – consideration of draft report – rapporteur: Evin INCIR (S&D, SE)
• In association with the Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America (DCAM): Exchange of views with Jonathan HATWELL, Head of Division for Mexico, Central America and Caribbean at the EEAS on the situation in Nicaragua

Tuesday, 24 January

09:00 – 18:30 in room: Jòzsef Antall 4Q2

Debates

• Exchange of views with Tobias Lennart BILLSTRÖM, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden on the priorities of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union (10.00 – 11.00)
• In association with the Delegation for relations with the United States of America (D-US): Exchange of views with Mark GITENSTEIN, Ambassador of the United States of America to the European Union on the state of play of EU-US relations (11.00 – 12.00)
• In association with the Delegation for Northern cooperation and for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA)Joint Parliamentary Committee: Exchange of views with Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, on EU relations with Switzerland, and Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway (14.30 – 15.30)
• Jointly with the Subcommitte on Security and Defence: Exchange of views with Rafael Mariano GROSSI, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (16.30 – 17.30)
• Exchange of views with Oleksandr KORNIENKO, First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (17.30 – 18.30)

Subcommittee on Human Rights

Wednesday, 25 January

09:00 – 17:30 in room: Jòzsef Antall 4Q1

Workshop (9.00 – 10.30)

• Strengthening the right to participate: legitimacy and resilience of electoral processes in illiberal political systems and authoritarian regimes (2022/2154(INI)) – rapporteur: Nacho SÁNCHEZ AMOR (S&D, ES) – in the presence of:
• Thomas DEMMELHUBER, Professor of Middle East politics and society at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe
• Richard YOUNGS, Professor of international relations at the University of Warwick, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe

Subcommittee for Security and Defence

Wednesday, 25 January

09:00 – 18:30 in room: Altiero Spinelli 1G-3

Debates

• Exchange of views with Pål JONSON, Minister for Defence on Swedish priorities in the area of the EU security and defence (11.30 – 12.30)

• EU Rapid Deployment Capacity, EU Battlegroups and Article 44 TEU: the way forward (2022/2145(INI)) – consideration of amendments – rapporteur: Javi LÓPEZ (S&D, ES) (15.30 – 16.30)

In association with the Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula and with the Delegation for relations with Japan: Debrief of the SEDE ad hoc delegation to South Korea and Japan, 19-21 December 2022 (16.30 – 17.30)

• Global security concerns from the trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons by organised criminal groups – exchange of views with Simonetta GRASSI, Head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Firearms Trafficking Section (17.30 – 18.30)