25 November 2022
An international tribunal for crime of aggression against Ukraine; The war in Ukraine: implications for arms export policies at the EU level; Reducing impacts of fertilisers from production to end-use - increasing circularity in agriculture; Event: The Oligarch, Russian Links, War in Ukraine and the Future of Georgia.
An international tribunal for crime of aggression against Ukraine
On Monday, the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) will hold an exchange of views on an international tribunal for crime of aggression against Ukraine with a presentation of an in-depth analysis on the matter. The meeting comes shortly after the European Parliament passed a resolution labelling the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism. This recognition comes as a result of Russia’s unprovoked military assault on various countries, including Ukraine, where the barbaric action of Russian forces meets the legal definition of genocide. It is the firm view of the ECR Group that all those responsible – including the highest Russian authorities – must be brought to international justice, making sure that compensation for the Ukrainian state and families is provided, for example with frozen Russian financial and other assets. MEPs will be joined by Carl Bildt, Co-Chair, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR); Olivier Corten, Professor for public international law at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB); Vaios Koutroulis, Professor for public international law at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB); and Anton Korynevych, Ambassador-at-large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
When: Monday @ 15:00
The war in Ukraine: implications for arms export policies at the EU level
On Tuesday afternoon, the Subcommittee on Security and Defense (SEDE) will host a public hearing on “The war in Ukraine: implications for arms export policies at the EU level”. SEDE Members will exchange views with external experts and the European External Action Service (EEAS) on the transfer of military equipment to Ukraine for its right to self-defence due to Russia’s illegal war of aggression. Ukraine is not only fighting for its own future, it is fighting on the rest of Europe’s behalf, in defense of our common values of freedom and democracy. Therefore, in the ECR Group’s view, it is essential that adequate support in the form of military equipment and supplies is provided to Ukrainian forces.
When: Tuesday @ 15:00
Where: ASP 1G2
Reducing impacts of fertilisers from production to end-use - increasing circularity in agriculture
On Tuesday, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) will hold a public hearing on reducing the impacts of fertilisers. ECR MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen is keen to hear expert opinions on fertiliser substitutes made from manure. Facilitating the use of such alternatives would solve several problems: Currently, farmers are suffering from a shortage of conventional fertilisers, as they are manufactured using natural gas and other ingredients typically sourced from sanctioned Russia and Belarus. The hearing follows the European Commission communication on the availability of fertilisers earlier this month.
When: Tuesday @ 9:00
Where: PHS 3C50
Event: The Oligarch, Russian Links, War in Ukraine and the Future of Georgia
On Tuesday, ECR foreign affairs coordinator Anna Fotyga will host an event aiming to expose the network of agents trying to keep Georgia under the influence of the Russkij Mir (“Russian world”). It is vital that this problem is addressed. Georgia’s future lays within the transatlantic family. Panellists will include Ian Kelly, former U.S. State Department Spokesperson and Ambassador to the OSCE and Georgia; David Kramer, Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute and former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights & Labour; Thornike Gordzadze, Professor at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the former Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Georgia; participating virtually, Oleksyi Goncharenko; and MP Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and Mamuka “Ushangi” Mamulashvili, Commander of the “Georgian Legion” of the Ukraine Armed Forces. The event will be followed by a live-streamed debrief presented by MEP Anna Fotyga with panelists Ian Kelly, David Kramer and Thornike Gordzadze.
When: Tuesday @ 14:00
Where: ASP 1H1
You can watch the live-streamed debrief here, Tuesday at 16:00.
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