The Foreign Affairs Committee


The AFET committee oversees the implementation and monitors how the external action funds from the EU are spent around the world. Its approval is required for international agreements signed by the EU. In addition, the opening, monitoring and concluding of negotiations concerning the accession of European States to the Union falls under its responsibilities.


The European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) contributes to the definition of the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the European security and defence policy (ESDP). The AFET will function as a Joint Crisis Committee (JCC) running in conjunction with President Ashraf Ghani's War Cabinet. On its own, it will be a Semi Crisis Committee with both formal debate and frequent crisis updates regarding the agenda. The committee would aim to solve the refugee crisis, mitigate the impact on the EU, and maintain the region's stability.

Executive Board