The interparliamentary delegations have the task of maintaining and developing Parliament's international contacts. They provide specific expertise in the form of practical knowledge and political understanding of situations, and of individuals, in the countries and regions for which they are responsible.
The EPP-ED Group has the largest number of Members involved in interparliamentary delegations, holding the Chairmanship of 13 standing Delegations as well as Co-Chairmanship of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat). Thanks to the strong commitment of our Members in the various delegations, their contribution significantly enhances the parliamentary dimension of the EU's external action.
|João de Deus Pinheiro MEP (Portugal)
EPP-ED Group Vice-Chairman responsible for the International Relations
|KEY EVENTS - FEBRUARY 2009|
|| 3rd EP-Afghanistan Interparliamentary Meeting, Brussels
||11th EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, Brussels
||11th EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, Brussels
||7th EU-Mongolia Interparliamentary Meeting, Brussels
||32nd EU-Australia Interparliamentary Meeting, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne
Interparliamentary delegations News December 2008
Interparliamentary delegations Special America November 2008
Interparliamentary delegations Special USA News October 2008
Interparliamentary delegations News October 2008
|EPP-ED IN INTERPARLIAMENTARY DELEGATIONS|
List of EPP-ED Chairmen of Delegations
List of EPP-ED Members by Delegation
List of EPP-ED Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of Delegations
European Parliament site on International Delegations
European Commission site on International Relations
EPP-ED in the Member States
International Relations - Interparliamentary Delegations,
EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament
Head of Unit: Joanna Jarecka
Assistant: Marie Anne Lepape
Phone: +32-2-28 43394
|Joint Parliamentary Committees (JPC)
Joint Parliamentary Committees are based on association agreements or stabilisation and association agreements and exist with candidate and applicant countries in Europe (Croatia, FYROM, Turkey), as well as with two non-European countries, Chile and Mexico. A European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee is established in accordance with the EEA Agreement.
Members of the European Parliament also participate in a number of assemblies of national parliamentarians. These assemblies are the Assembly of EU, African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, Euro-Mediterranean countries, Euro-Latin American countries and the NATO member countries assembly.
Parliamentary Cooperation Committees (PCC)
Parliamentary Cooperation Committees are based on specific agreements, with the countries which are part of the "European Neighbourhood Policy" (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and with those with which Europe concluded Partnership and Cooperation Agreements (PCA) such as Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan.
Other Interparliamentary Delegations (IPD)
These interparliamentary delegations where established to strenghten the parliamentary dimension of our dialogue with a large number of third countries worldwide. In Europe, they have been established with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway, the Western Balkan countries, namely Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro as well as with Belarus, on a voluntary basis.
The Transatlantic Legislator's Dialogue (TLD)
This is a special type of interparliamentary cooperation. Its task is to enhance parliamentary ties between the European Union and the USA Congress, supports the activity developed by the EP Delegation for relations with the United States.