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Forthcoming meetings

VI Ordinary Session of the Euronest PA

30 October – 1st November 2017
Kiev, Ukraine

 
Verkhovna Rada

Registration:

-To register for the session please use the online registration form

More information:

- draft programme

- draft agenda

- Bureau decision on deadlines and speaking time 
 

Draft reports of the Euronest PA Committees:

POL: Ensuring media freedom and integrity in the EU and Eastern European partners (Co-Rapporteurs: Mr Rasim MUSABEYOV, Azerbaijan and Mrs Tanja FAJON, Slovenia,  S&D)      EN       RU

ECON: Overcoming the impact of the economic crisis on youth unemployment in the EU and Eastern Partnership countries (Co-Rapporteurs: Ms Irina PRUIDZE, Georgia and Mr Jakop DALUNDE, Sweden, Greens/EFA)      EN      RU

ENER: Enhancing energy cooperation within the Eastern Partnership, towards the implementation of 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement
Co-Rapporteurs: (Mr  Vardan BOSTANJYAN, Armenia and Mr Andrzej GRZYB, Poland, EPP)      EN      RU

SOC: Situation of women in the labour market in the EaP countries (Co-Rapporteurs:
Ms Natalia VESELOVA, Ukraine and Ms Maria GRAPINI, Romania, S&D)      EN      RU

 


Latest News

Two new Co-Presidents for the Euronest PA:
- on 23 November 2016, Mr Marian Lupu (Moldova) was acclaimed new Co-President for the Eastern component of the Euronest PA;
- on 2 February 2017, Ms Rebecca Harms (Greens, Germany) was acclaimed new Co-President for the European Parliament component of the Euronest PA.

 





Co-Presidents Rebecca Harms and Marian Lupu at the Foreign Ministerial meeting of 19 June 2017 in Luxembourg

© Photo from the EU Council Newsroom  

While clear expectations on future EU integration prospects were expressed, especially by the representatives of the Associated countries (Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova),  the HR/VP Mogherini, Commissioner Hahn and most EUMS recommended, in the run-up to the Eastern Partnership Summit, to focus on concrete deliverables. The Brussels Summit of 24 November 2017 should be a moment of acknowledgement and stock-taking of advancements already in place. The 20 deliverables contain immediate, intermediate and future steps. Focus is on concrete results for the citizens.

Harms: The Euronest PA wants to accompany the work on the 20 deliverables and wishes the best success for the new frameworks directed to Armenia and Azerbaijan. Judicial reforms, media, fight against corruption are issues which matter a lot for Euronest.  The Kiev 6th Ordinary Session of Euronest will take place just three weeks before the Summit.  The EU and Eastern Partners should also reflect on the protracted conflicts and the tensions in the region.  Ending the isolation of BY and making of it a fully-fledged member of the Euronest PA, on the basis of progress in electoral standards, would be one of the current objectives.

Lupu: All Eastern Partners now have a new, less homogeneous situation.  The Assembly should also work on three concrete projects: a) to establish a working relationship between each EaP Platform and each Euronest committee; b) without neglecting Euronest's inclusive character, to establish a platform for the countries who have signed an AA with the EU (new WG of the Euronest PA); c) to work on the future perspective of giving  those countries the status of candidates to EU membership, in order to give new motivation to  the citizens and the societies.


What is Euronest

The EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly is a parliamentary forum to promote political association and further economic integration between the European Union and the Eastern European Partners. Euronest is to contribute to the strengthening, development and visibility of the Eastern Partnership, as the institution responsible for parliamentary consultation, supervision and monitoring. 

Who takes part in Euronest?

The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly consists of the European Parliament delegation and the Eastern European Partners' (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) delegations. The EP delegates 60 members, the Eastern Partners 10 each.

Belarus for the time being does not take part in the Assembly's activities, due to political reasons. However, as the two components of the Assembly have agreed, its Members will be welcomed once political requirements will have been fulfilled.

How does Euronest work?

The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly includes the plenary, chaired by two Co-Presidents, the Bureau, four standing committees and two working groups.

How often does it meet?

The Euronest PA meets once a year, alternately in an Eastern European Partner country and on the premises of the European Parliament in one of its places of work (Brussels, Luxembourg or Strasbourg). The standing committees of the Euronest PA meet twice per year, also alternating, in principle, their meeting venues but one of their annual meetings has to take place in parallel with the plenary session. The working groups meet on occasional basis.

Which are the standing committees and the working groups?

Standing committees:

  • Committee on Political Affairs, Human Rights and Democracy;
  • Committee on Economic Integration, Legal Approximation and Convergence with EU Policies;
  • Committee on Energy Security;
  • Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Culture and Civil Society.

Working groups:

  • Working group on Belarus;
  • Working group on the Rules of Procedure.

How it came about?

The assembly was constituted on 3 May 2011 in Brussels. About the process that led to the creation of the Euronest PA you can find more in the History section.