9th Euronest Assembly: new perspectives for a post COVID-19 Eastern Partnership

(Credit: Unsplash)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament.


Post COVID-19 recovery, the situation in Belarus, and countering energy security threats in the Eastern Partnership on the agenda for 19-20 April.

Members of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly will meet remotely for the 9th Ordinary Session on Tuesday, 20 April. The Assembly is comprised of 60 MEPs and 10 members each of the participating parliaments of the Eastern European Partners (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). Representatives of the democratic forces of Belarus will also be invited to attend the session as observers.

European Parliament President David Sassoli will open the session on Tuesday. The meetings will be co-chaired by MEP Andrius Kubilius (EPP, Lithuania) and Maka Botchorishvili, Member of Parliament of Georgia.

Other prominent participants expected to address the Assembly include EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi (recorded message), Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, the Mayor of Gdansk Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, as well as the parliamentary speakers from all Euronest partner countries.

More information on all participants can be found here.

Post COVID-19 recovery, Belarus, energy security threats

Before the opening session on 20 April, several meetings of the different Euronest Committees and Working Groups will take place, on a wide range of subjects.

The key debate of the overall session will be on “recovery, resilience and democratisation perspectives for a post COVID-19 Eastern Partnership”. The volatile situation in Belarus will also feature on the agenda. In addition to the address by Ms Tsikhanouskaya and the discussion that will follow, the Chair of the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with Belarus, Robert Biedroń (S&D, Poland), will also brief the Assembly on December 2020’s Parliament Fact-Finding Mission to the country and the follow-up that has taken place since then.

In the days leading up to the meetings, the participants will have voted on resolutions covering political affairs, economic integration, energy security and social matters, which participants will then present during the gathering.

Here is the full programme of the event. All meetings except that of the Bureau will be live streamed here.

Background

The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly was established on 3 May 2011 in Brussels, when the Presidents (or their representatives) of the Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Moldovan, Ukrainian and European Parliaments signed the Assembly’s Constitutive Act.

The mission of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly is to promote the conditions necessary to accelerate political association and further economic integration between the EU and the Eastern European Partners, as well as to strengthen cooperation within the region and between the region and the EU. The multilateral Assembly contributes to strengthening, developing, and increasing the visibility of the Eastern Partnership.

the sting Milestones

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

INTERVIEW: UN’s top official in North Korea foresees ‘surge’ in humanitarian aid

Marco Polo’s Dream

Trump ‘used’ G20 to side with Putin and split climate and trade packs

Privatisation and public health: a question of Human Rights

One Day in Beijing

What does global health translate into?

Nearly a third of the globe is now on Facebook – chart of the day

This incredibly detailed map of Africa could help aid and development

Resolving banks with depositors’ money?

How the gig economy can transform farms in the developing world

Coronavirus: First case confirmed in Gulf region, more than 6,000 worldwide

Long live Eurozone’s bank supervisor down with the EU budget supremo

What is a CSO and does every company need one?

‘Young people care about peace’: UN Youth Envoy delivers key message to Security Council

The Bank of China at European Business Summit 2015

Sign language protects ‘linguistic identity and cultural diversity’ of all users, says UN chief

Afghanistan: Bring ‘architects’ of latest ‘appalling’ suicide bombing to justice, says deputy UN mission chief

Do the EU policies on agro-food smell?

The Chinese solar panels suddenly became too cheap for Europe

The US banks drive the developing world to a catastrophe

Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on State aid measures to address the economic impact of COVID-19

‘Bicycle Kingdom’ makes a comeback, as China seeks solutions to tackle air pollution crisis

Using CO2 as an industrial feedstock could change the world. Here’s how

This new solar technology can be printed or woven into fabric

Tsipras bewildered with Berlin’s humiliating demands; ECB expects political sign to refinance the Greek banks

10 ways cities are tackling the global affordable housing crisis

UN ‘prioritizing needs’, ramping up aid, as Hurricane Dorian continues to batter the Bahamas

EU-wide survey shows Europeans support the Conference on the Future of Europe

Pedro Sánchez: We must protect Europe, so Europe can protect its citizens

4 ways to build resilience to digital risks in the COVID-19 era

Abu Dhabi is investing $250 million in tech start-ups

Countries must rethink tariffs on bio-manufacturing

Plastic is a global problem. It’s also a global opportunity

“Prevention is better than cure”: the main goal of modern medicine

EU food watchdog: more transparency, better risk prevention

Global climate change: consequences for human health in Brazilian cities

Mobile Technology saving lives: changing healthcare systems with simple technology solutions

UN agency chiefs condemn Saudi-coalition led air strike that killed dozens in western Yemen

The cost of healthcare is rising in ASEAN. How can nations get the most for their money?

Activist Greta Thunberg gets preview of UNHQ ahead of climate summit

No better year for the EU’s weak chain links

Here’s how to rebut the climate doom-mongers

Understanding our own garden that we call mind

Cameron postpones speech in Holland

Cultural Intelligence: the importance of changing perspectives

European Parliament approves more transparency and efficiency in its internal rules

Wolfgang Schäuble: “Without European unification, there would be no German unity”

Economy and living standards of Gaza ‘eviscerated’ by crippling blockade – UN trade and development report

Guinea-Bissau needs ‘genuinely free and fair elections’ to break cycle of instability

COVID-19: EU co-finances the delivery of more protective equipment to China

Portugal wants its emigrants back – so it’s paying them to return

Team Europe increased Official Development Assistance to €66.8 billion as the world’s leading donor in 2020

Livelihoods of millions in East and Southeast Asia at risk from Swine Fever epidemic

Humanity ‘at a crossroads’ as damage to planet poses growing risk to health, UN environment agency warns

The secret weapon in the fight for sustainability? The humble barcode

11 ways to align global economic governance with green new deal

Illegal fishing: EU lifts Taiwan’s yellow card following reforms

Technological innovation can bolster trust and security at international borders. Here’s how

Financing fossil fuels risks a repeat of the 2008 crash. Here’s why

Real EU unemployment rate at 10.2%+4.1%+4.7%: Eurostat Update

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s