Week Ahead: 28 February - 4 March 2022

Extraordinary Mini Plenary; Ukrainian Ambassador at the ECR Group meeting; The impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on agricultural markets; Exchange of views on the Middle East peace process; ECR Eastern Partnership Summit.

Extraordinary Mini Plenary

Due to the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine on Thursday February 24, 2022, the European Parliament will hold a special session on Tuesday afternoon to debate EU sanctions agreed at the extraordinary meeting of the European Council and vote on a resolution on a joint decisive EU reaction towards Putin’s actions and his oligarchic regime. The ECR Group stands united with Ukraine.

When: Tuesday @ 13:00

Ukrainian Ambassador at the ECR Group meeting

On Tuesday, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community Chenstov Vsevolod will address the ECR in the Group meeting. The ECR Group condemns Russia’s unprovoked attack in the strongest possible terms and stands firmly with Ukraine and its people.

When: Tuesday @ 15:30

The impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on agricultural markets

On Monday, the Committee on Agriculture will hold an additional debate on the impact of the war in Ukraine on Europe’s agricultural markets. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has significantly disrupted prices. Among other things, grain has become more expensive.

Debate: Monday @ 15:55

Exchange of views on the Middle East peace process

On Monday, the Foreign Affairs Committee will hold an exchange of views with Sven Koopmans, the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process. The ECR Group is pushing for a more balanced EU approach to the Middle East. Currently, the EU has a blind spot for grievances in Palestinian organizations.

Debate: Monday @ 16:45

ECR Eastern Partnership Summit

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the ECR Group is organising the ECR Summit ‘Eastern Partnership – Europe as a civilisational choice’. The event will bring together experts in the fields of security, economy, democratisation and European integration, as well as current and former decision-makers from the Eastern Partnership region. The panellists will focus on the questions ‘What can the EU offer to the Eastern Neighbourhood countries?’ and ‘What added-value could the Eastern Neighbourhood countries bring to the EU with their gradual integration?’.

Europe is not only limited to the European Union, nor should these two terms be treated as synonymous. That is why, in order to make this reflection genuinely European, the ECR Group decided to include in the debate on the future of Europe also the perspective of the countries aspiring to the membership or closer integration with the European Union, i.e. those from the Eastern Partnership region and the Western Balkans. We should use the opportunity offered by the Conference on the Future of Europe to make sure that the voices of all Europeans are heard.

Live-streamed in English, Polish and Russian on the ECR Group’s YouTube channel, the broadcast will feature ECR Group Co-Chairmen Professor Ryszard Legutko and Raffaele Fitto; President of the ECR Institutional Policy Working Group Prof Zdzisław Krasnodębski; ECR MEPs Alexandr Vondra, Witold Waszczykowski and Anna Fotyga; and distinguished guests as Mr Ostap Semerak, former Minister of Ecology of Ukraine; Mr Giorgi Baramidze, former Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia and Mr Franak Viačorka, Senior Advisor to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, leader of the Belarussian opposition.

When: Tuesday @ 16:30 - 18:30 CET & Wednesday @ 10:00 - 12:15 CET

The event will be web streamed with live interpretations in English, Polish and Russian on the ECR Group YouTube channel.

Find out more about the event on the website of the ECR Group.

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