The Week Ahead: Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittees on Human Rights and on Security and Defence
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The Week Ahead: Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittees on Human Rights and on Security and Defence

In the agenda for 17-20 February 2020:

Subcommittee on Human Rights

Monday, 17 February 2020, 15.00-18.30 in meeting room Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001 (Brussels)

In the agenda for 17-20 February 2020: Subcomitee on human Rights
Monday, 17 February 2020, 15.00-18.30 in meeting room Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001 (Brussels)

Debates

• Exchange of views with Yehuda Shaul, co-founder of Breaking the Silence  
• Public hearing: Respect for minorities, beliefs and religions (17.00 – 18.30)  

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 09.00-18.30 in meeting room Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001 (Brussels)
Debates
 
• Exchange of views with 2005 Sakharov Prize laureate Bertha Bueno Fuente and Elena Larrinaga de Luis on behalf of the Ladies in White („Damas de Blanco“) and 2010 Sakharov Prize laureate Guillermo Fariñas Hernández (9.00 – 10.00)
• Exchange of views on the human rights situation in Turkey (special focus on the situation of academia, lawyers, artists and journalists, 10.00 – 11.30). Draft programme •Public hearing: Authoritarianism and shrinking space for freedom of expression, press freedom and human rights defenders, with case studies on China, Egypt and Russia
(14.30 – 17.00). Draft programme   Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 15.30-18.30 in meeting room Altiero Spinelli 1G-3 (Brussels)

Debates

Public hearing: The future of nuclear arms control regimes and the security implications for the EU (9.00 – 10.30)  
•   Exchange of views on the implementation of the NPT Safeguard Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Teheran’s compliance with its nuclear-related international obligations (10.30 – 11.15, jointly with the Committee on Foreign Affairs and in association with the Delegation for relations with Iran)
  •   Exchange of views on the security situation in East Asia and prospects for denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula (11.15 – 12.00, in association with the Delegation for Relations with the Korean Peninsula)  
• Follow-up to the Berlin conference: implementation of the arms embargo in Libya (15.30 – 16.30, in association with the Delegation for relations with Maghreb countries)   Committee on Foreign Affairs

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 09.00-18.30 in meeting room Jòzsef Antall 2Q2 (Brussels)
Debates

• Exchange of views with David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (Jointly with the Committee on Development)   • Exchange of views with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar (10.45 – 11.30)   • Exchange of views with Riyad Al-Maliki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Palestine (11.30 – 12.15)  
• Exchange of views with Aharon Leshno-Yaar, Ambassador of Israel to the European Union and NATO (12.15 – 13.00)
Vote  
• Adoption of draft report: Recommendation to the High Representative and to the Council under Rule 118 in preparation of the 2020 Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT) review process, nuclear arms control and nuclear disarmament options (2020/2004(INI)) – Rapporteur Sven Mikser (S&D, EE)  

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 09.00-12.30 in meeting room Jòzsef Antall 2Q2 (Brussels)
Debates

• Recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the Western Balkans, in the run-up to the May 2020 Summit (2019/2210(INI)). Rapporteur Tonino Picula (S&D, IT)  
• Recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the Eastern Partnership, in the run-up to the June 2020 Summit (2019/2209(INI)). Rapporteur Petras Auštrevičius (Renew, LT)