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The Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET, after the French name ‘Affaires étrangères’), previously called Political Affairs, is a committee of the European Parliament. It is responsible for the common foreign, security, and defence policy of the European Union, as well as relations with other European and international institutions, strengthening relations with third countries, the accession of new member states, and human rights. During the Ninth European Parliament (2019–2024), the committee has 79 members and is chaired by David McAllister from Germany.

The committee has two subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE).

Members

As of 12 April 2022, the 79 members of the committee are:

Member Group (Party) State
David McAllister (Chair) EPP (CDU) Germany
Witold Waszczykowski (Vice-Chair) ECR (PiS) Poland
Urmas Paet (Vice-Chair) RE (Reform) Estonia
Sergei Stanishev (Vice-Chair) S&D (BSP) Bulgaria
Željana Zovko (Vice-Chair) EPP (HDZ) Croatia
Alviina Alametsä G/EFA (VIHR) Finland
Alexander Yordanov EPP (SDS) Bulgaria
François Alfonsi G/EFA (R&PS) France
Maria Arena S&D (PS) Belgium
Petras Auštrevičius RE (LRLS) Lithuania
Traian Băsescu EPP (PMP) Bulgaria
Silvio Berlusconi EPP (FI) Italy
Malin Björk GUE/NGL (V) Sweden
Anna Cinzia Bonfrisco ID (Lega) Italy
Reinhard Bütikofer G/EFA (GRÜNE) Germany
Fabio Massimo Castaldo NI (M5S) Italy
Susanna Ceccardi ID (Lega) Italy
Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz S&D (UP) Poland
Katalin Cseh RE (M) Hungary
Tanja Fajon S&D (SD) Slovenia
Anna Fotyga ECR (PiS) Poland
Michael Gahler EPP (CDU) Germany
Kinga Gál NI (Fidesz) Hungary
Giorgos Georgiou GUE/NGL (AKEL) Cyprus
Sunčana Glavak EPP (HDZ) Croatia
Raphaël Glucksmann S&D (PP) France
Klemen Grošelj RE (LMŠ) Slovenia
Bernard Guetta RE (SE France
Márton Gyöngyösi NI (Jobbik) Hungary
Balázs Hidvéghi NI (Fidesz) Hungary
Sandra Kalniete EPP (JV) Latvia
Karol Karski ECR (PiS) Poland
Peter Kofod ID (DF) Denmark
Dietmar Köster S&D (SPD) Germany
Stelios Kouloglou GUE/NGL (Syriza) Greece
Andrius Kubilius EPP (TS–LKD) Lithuania
Ilhan Kyuchyuk RE (DPS) Bulgaria
Jean-Lin Lacapelle ID (RN) France
David Lega EPP (KD) Sweden
Miriam Lexmann EPP (KDH) Slovakia
Nathalie Loiseau RE (LREM) France
Leopoldo López Gil EPP (PP) Spain
Antonio López-Istúriz White EPP (PP) Spain
Jaak Madison ID (EKRE) Estonia
Claudiu Manda S&D (PSD) Romania
Lukas Mandl EPP (ÖVP) Austria
Thierry Mariani ID (RN) France
Pedro Marques S&D (PS) Portugal
Vangelis Meimarakis EPP (ND) Greece
Sven Mikser S&D (SKE) Estonia
Francisco José Millán Mon EPP (PP) Spain
Javier Nart RE (Cs) Spain
Vlad Nistor EPP (PNL) Romania
Demetris Papadakis S&D (EDEK) Cyprus
Kostas Papadakis NI (KKE) Greece
Tonino Picula S&D (SDP) Croatia
Manu Pineda GUE/NGL (IU) Spain
Giuliano Pisapia S&D (Ind) Italy
Thijs Reuten S&D (PvdA) Netherlands
Nacho Sánchez Amor S&D (PSOE) Spain
Isabel Santos S&D (PS) Portugal
Jacek Saryusz-Wolski ECR (PiS) Poland
Mounir Satouri G/EFA (EELV) France
Andreas Schieder S&D (SPÖ) Austria
Radosław Sikorski EPP (PO) Poland
Jordi Solé G/EFA (ERC) Spain
Tineke Strik G/EFA (GL) Netherlands
Dominik Tarczyński ECR (PiS) Poland
Hermann Tertsch ECR (Vox) Spain
Dragoș Tudorache RE (PLUS) Romania
Hilde Vautmans RE (Open Vld) Belgium
Harald Vilimsky ID (FPÖ) Austria
Idoia Villanueva Ruiz GUE/NGL (Podemos) Spain
Viola von Cramon-Taubadel G/EFA (GRÜNE) Germany
Thomas Waitz G/EFA (GRÜNE) Austria
Charlie Weimers ECR (SD) Sweden
Isabel Wiseler-Santos Lima EPP (CSV) Luxembourg
Salima Yenbou RE (CE) France
Bernhard Zimniok ID (AfD) Germany

Chairpersons

Chairperson Term start Term end Group State
Emilio Colombo crop.jpg Emilio Colombo July 1979 April 1980 EPP Italy
Mariano Rumor daticamera.jpg Mariano Rumor April 1980 July 1984 EPP Italy
Roberto Formigoni 1994.jpg Roberto Formigoni July 1984 January 1987 EPP Italy
Sergio Ercini January 1987 July 1989 EPP Italy
Giovanni Goria 2.jpg Giovanni Goria July 1989 February 1991 EPP Italy
Maria Luisa Cassanmagnago.jpg Maria Luisa Cassanmagnago February 1991 January 1992 EPP Italy
Enrique Barón (cropped).jpg Enrique Barón January 1992 July 1994 SOC Spain
Abel Matutes 1996 (cropped).jpg Abel Matutes July 1994 January 1997 EPP Spain
Tom Spencer January 1997 July 1999 EPP United Kingdom
Elmar Brok Press conference Strasbourg European Parliament 2014-02-03 02.jpg Elmar Brok July 1999 February 2007 EPP Germany
Members of the Presidency (9293429132) (cropped).jpg Jacek Saryusz-Wolski February 2007 July 2009 EPP Poland
Gabriele Albertini datisenato 2013.jpg Gabriele Albertini July 2009 December 2012 EPP Italy
Elmar Brok Press conference Strasbourg European Parliament 2014-02-03 02.jpg Elmar Brok December 2012 18 January 2017 EPP Germany
2016-12-06 David McAllister CDU Parteitag by Olaf Kosinsky-14.jpg David McAllister 24 January 2017 Incumbent EPP Germany
Source (1979–2007): Corbett, Richard; Jacobs, Francis; Shackleton, Michael (2007), The European Parliament (7th ed.), London: John Harper, p. 151, ISBN 978-0-9551144-7-2

Relations with Central Asia

The Committee on Foreign Affairs has established strong cooperation with Kazakhstan, Central Asia's most prosperous country, through regular visits and meetings. The European Parliament and Kazakhstan hold annual meetings of Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.


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