Inaugural Meeting of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly took place in Brussels
Euronest is the Parliamentary component of the Eastern Partnership, which brings together the European Parliament and Parliaments of the Eastern countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as part of the EU Neighbourhood Policy. Euronest was initiated in May 2009 by Sweden and Poland in order to give a representative body to the policy of the Eastern Partnership. It is composed of two bodies; the European Parliament, gathering 60 MEPs, and the delegations of the Eastern European Partner Countries, gathering 10 MPs from each of the five eastern partner countries. Belarus has been removed from the activities of the Euronest PA due to the contested political election in 2010, judged as flawed by the OSCE.
Its role is to contribute to the strengthening, development and visibility of the Eastern Partnership, as the institution responsible for parliamentary consultation, supervision and monitoring of the Partnership.
Picture: Meeting of the Euronest PA