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2010/0310M(NLE) Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Iraq

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead AFET SAÏFI Tokia (icon: PPE PPE) GOMES Ana (icon: S&D S&D), VISTISEN Anders Primdahl (icon: ECR ECR), NART Javier (icon: ALDE ALDE), COUSO PERMUY Javier (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), REIMON Michel (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), CASTALDO Fabio Massimo (icon: EFDD EFDD)
Committee Opinion DEVE VÄYRYNEN Paavo (icon: ALDE ALDE) Maria HEUBUCH (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), Cécile Kashetu KYENGE (icon: S&D S&D), Lola SÁNCHEZ CALDENTEY (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), Eleni THEOCHAROUS (icon: ECR ECR), Anna ZÁBORSKÁ (icon: PPE PPE)
Committee Opinion INTA
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 105-p2

Events

2018/07/04
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2018/07/04
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 576 votes to 69, with 35 abstentions, a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Iraq, of the other part.

Iraq is faced with a magnitude of the challenges that Iraq faces as it strives to make progress towards better governance, economic progress and national reconciliation. The EU has reaffirmed its commitment to building a strong partnership with Iraq, based on the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, and to supporting the Iraqi authorities throughout the transition to democracy and reconstruction process, while also tackling the root causes of the political, social and economic instability. The reconstruction efforts have been estimated to cost as much as USD 88 billion. In this country of 26 million inhabitants, there are 11 million people in need of humanitarian aid.

Parliament welcomed the conclusion of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the EU and Iraq. It is an essential instrument for implementing the EU strategy for Iraq and for strengthening our cooperation in the country’s reconstruction, stabilisation and reconciliation at national and local level. It also emphasised the importance of Iraqi ownership in the process of building a democratic, federal and pluralist state based on respect for human rights and rule of law.

Priorities of the EU action in Iraq : the resolution called on the EU and its Member States to:

step up their efforts to urgently address key humanitarian challenges and human needs, in particular regarding the more than 3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs); focus development assistance, through targeted projects, on the most vulnerable groups and the people most in need, namely women and children, young people, IDPs and refugees; maintain the humanitarian assistance they are currently providing to help and protect all Iraqis affected by the conflicts, using aid as a means to help consolidate governance, democracy and rule of law and ensuring that financial assistance reaches those who need it; provide urgent financial assistance for the reconstruction of priority infrastructure and the restoration of essential public services , such as access to water and sanitation, electricity, education and healthcare. These reconstruction funds should be spread evenly among communities in need, regardless of the recipients’ ethnic or religious identification, and channelled through legitimate state agencies rather than through sub-state actors; encourage the continuation of a dialogue between the central authorities and the authorities of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, in order to establish stable relations that satisfy both parties; provide support to preserve the diversity of Iraq's ethnic, cultural and religious identities.

Political dialogue and sectoral issues : Parliament called for the EU to strengthen its political dialogue with the Iraqi authorities in order to promote respect for human rights and the strengthening of democratic institutions through greater respect for the rule of law, good governance and an efficient judicial system. In this context, Members called for the abolition of the death penalty to be prioritised in this dialogue, and for a moratorium on the death penalty to be applied with immediate effect.

Particular attention should be paid to the representation of women, young people and people from all ethnic and religious groups of Iraqi society, including Christians, Shia and Sunni Muslims, Yazidis and Mandaeans, Shabak, Kurds, Turkmens and others, whose demands need to be addressed.

The EU is called on to:

establish a dialogue on issues relating to the fight against terrorism with a view to reforming anti-terrorism legislation and strengthening the country’s capacity to deal with terrorist threats; engage with Iraqi authorities in judicial cooperation programmes to effectively combat widespread corruption and ensure the fair distribution of national wealth; encourage the Iraqi authorities to adopt a national strategy to deal with crimes committed by Daesh and to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC); support a reform of the judicial system to ensure respect for international standards of respect for the law, fair trials and judicial independence; prioritise gender equality and the eradication of all violence and discrimination against women and girls, including gender-based violence; encourage and support Iraq in the diversification of its economy; set up a group of experts seeking to collect all evidence of any ongoing international crime, including genocide, wherever such crimes may be committed, in preparation for the international prosecution of those responsible; establish a dialogue with Iraq on migration in all its aspects; support Iraq in its energy transition; develop cooperation opportunities in the field of science and research, notably university cooperation and partnerships, in particular as regards Erasmus+.

Institutional relations : Parliament insisted that all assistance provided by the Union is subject to strict compliance with the principles of respect for human rights and the rule of law, and will be accompanied by a constant evaluation process, the results of which the European Parliament is to be duly informed of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.

Documents
2018/07/04
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2018/06/26
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Details

The Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted the report by Tokia SAÏFI (EPP, FR) containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Iraq, of the other part.

The EU has reaffirmed its commitment to building a strong partnership with Iraq, based on the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, and to supporting the Iraqi authorities throughout the transition to democracy and reconstruction process, while also tackling the root causes of the political, social and economic instability.

Members welcomed the conclusion of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the EU and Iraq but called for full use to be made of the mechanisms it establishes in order to deepen the ties between the EU and Iraq.

Although the PCA is an essential instrument for implementing the EU strategy for Iraq and for strengthening our cooperation in the country’s reconstruction, stabilisation and reconciliation at national and local level, Members also emphasised the importance of Iraqi ownership in the process of building a democratic, federal and pluralist state based on respect for human rights and rule of law.

The report urged the EU and its Member States to:

step up their efforts to urgently address key humanitarian challenges and human needs, in particular regarding the more than 3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs); focus development assistance, through targeted projects, on the most vulnerable groups and the people most in need, namely women and children, young people, IDPs and refugees; maintain the humanitarian assistance they are currently providing to help and protect all Iraqis affected by the conflicts, using aid as a means to help consolidate governance, democracy and rule of law.

Financial assistance : the Commission and the Member States are called on to ensure comprehensive oversight of the financial assistance they have provided to ensure that it is reaching those in need. There is a need for u rgent financial assistance for the reconstruction of priority infrastructure and the restoration of essential public services, such as access to water and sanitation, electricity, education and healthcare. These reconstruction funds should be spread evenly among communities in need, regardless of the recipients’ ethnic or religious identification, and channelled through legitimate state agencies rather than through sub-state actors.

Political dialogue and sectoral issues : the report called for the EU to strengthen its political dialogue with the Iraqi authorities in order to promote respect for human rights and the strengthening of democratic institutions through greater respect for the rule of law, good governance and an efficient judicial system. In this context, Members called for the abolition of the death penalty to be prioritised in this dialogue, and for a moratorium on the death penalty to be applied with immediate effect.

Particular attention should be paid to the representation of women, young people and people from all ethnic and religious groups of Iraqi society, including Christians, Shia and Sunni Muslims, Yazidis and Mandaeans, Shabak, Kurds, Turkmens and others, whose demands need to be addressed.

The EU is called on to:

establish a dialogue on issues relating to the fight against terrorism with a view to reforming anti-terrorism legislation and strengthening the country’s capacity to deal with terrorist threats; encourage the Iraqi authorities to adopt a national strategy to deal with crimes committed by Daesh and to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC); prioritise gender equality and the eradication of all violence and discrimination against women and girls, including gender-based violence; encourage and support Iraq in the diversification of its economy; set up a group of experts seeking to collect all evidence of any ongoing international crime, including genocide, wherever such crimes may be committed, in preparation for the international prosecution of those responsible; support Iraq in its energy transition ; develop cooperation opportunities in the field of science and research, notably university cooperation and partnerships, in particular as regards Erasmus+.

Institutional relations : Members insisted that all assistance provided by the Union is subject to strict compliance with the principles of respect for human rights and the rule of law, and will be accompanied by a constant evaluation process, the results of which the European Parliament is to be duly informed of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.

Documents
2018/06/20
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2018/05/23
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2018/04/26
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2018/04/12
   EP - Committee Opinion
2018/03/28
   EP - Committee draft report
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2017/12/04
   EP - Responsible Committee

Documents

Votes

A8-0224/2018 - Tokia Saïfi - vote unique 04/07/2018 11:52:43.000

2018/07/04 Outcome: +: 576, -: 69, 0: 35
DE IT PL ES RO GB FR BE HU BG CZ SE PT AT NL FI DK SK HR LT SI LU LV EE MT IE CY ?? EL
Total
93
63
46
45
29
58
71
20
19
17
18
16
20
17
24
13
13
12
10
9
8
6
6
6
6
10
5
1
19
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2

Sweden PPE

2

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Lithuania PPE

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1
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179

Netherlands S&D

3

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For (1)

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

3

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2
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63

Romania ALDE

For (1)

1

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Portugal ALDE

1

Croatia ALDE

2

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Estonia ALDE

3

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For (1)

1
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2

Romania ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

2

Czechia ECR

1

Sweden ECR

2

Netherlands ECR

For (1)

1
2

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Lithuania ECR

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1

Cyprus ECR

1

Greece ECR

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1
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47

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For (1)

1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Belgium Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Hungary Verts/ALE

2

Sweden Verts/ALE

3

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
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16

Germany NI

2

United Kingdom NI

For (1)

Abstain (2)

3

France NI

Against (1)

1

Hungary NI

For (1)

1

Denmark NI

1

NI

For (1)

1
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36

Germany EFDD

For (1)

1

Czechia EFDD

Against (1)

1

Lithuania EFDD

For (1)

1
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44

Germany GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

6

Italy GUE/NGL

2

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Czechia GUE/NGL

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

For (1)

4

Netherlands GUE/NGL

Against (1)

3

Finland GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1
4

Cyprus GUE/NGL

Against (1)

Abstain (1)

2
icon: ENF ENF
33

Germany ENF

Against (1)

1

Poland ENF

2

Belgium ENF

Abstain (1)

1

Netherlands ENF

4
AmendmentsDossier
175 2010/0310M(NLE)
2018/04/26 AFET 138 amendments...
source: 621.064
2018/05/02 DEVE 37 amendments...
source: 621.981

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  • date: 2018-05-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE620.878&secondRef=02 title: PE620.878 committee: DEVE type: Committee opinion body: EP
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  • date: 2018-06-20T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2018-06-26T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2018-0224&language=EN title: A8-0224/2018 summary: The Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted the report by Tokia SAÏFI (EPP, FR) containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Iraq, of the other part. The EU has reaffirmed its commitment to building a strong partnership with Iraq, based on the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, and to supporting the Iraqi authorities throughout the transition to democracy and reconstruction process, while also tackling the root causes of the political, social and economic instability. Members welcomed the conclusion of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the EU and Iraq but called for full use to be made of the mechanisms it establishes in order to deepen the ties between the EU and Iraq. Although the PCA is an essential instrument for implementing the EU strategy for Iraq and for strengthening our cooperation in the country’s reconstruction, stabilisation and reconciliation at national and local level, Members also emphasised the importance of Iraqi ownership in the process of building a democratic, federal and pluralist state based on respect for human rights and rule of law. The report urged the EU and its Member States to: step up their efforts to urgently address key humanitarian challenges and human needs, in particular regarding the more than 3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs); focus development assistance, through targeted projects, on the most vulnerable groups and the people most in need, namely women and children, young people, IDPs and refugees; maintain the humanitarian assistance they are currently providing to help and protect all Iraqis affected by the conflicts, using aid as a means to help consolidate governance, democracy and rule of law. Financial assistance : the Commission and the Member States are called on to ensure comprehensive oversight of the financial assistance they have provided to ensure that it is reaching those in need. There is a need for u rgent financial assistance for the reconstruction of priority infrastructure and the restoration of essential public services, such as access to water and sanitation, electricity, education and healthcare. These reconstruction funds should be spread evenly among communities in need, regardless of the recipients’ ethnic or religious identification, and channelled through legitimate state agencies rather than through sub-state actors. Political dialogue and sectoral issues : the report called for the EU to strengthen its political dialogue with the Iraqi authorities in order to promote respect for human rights and the strengthening of democratic institutions through greater respect for the rule of law, good governance and an efficient judicial system. In this context, Members called for the abolition of the death penalty to be prioritised in this dialogue, and for a moratorium on the death penalty to be applied with immediate effect. Particular attention should be paid to the representation of women, young people and people from all ethnic and religious groups of Iraqi society, including Christians, Shia and Sunni Muslims, Yazidis and Mandaeans, Shabak, Kurds, Turkmens and others, whose demands need to be addressed. The EU is called on to: establish a dialogue on issues relating to the fight against terrorism with a view to reforming anti-terrorism legislation and strengthening the country’s capacity to deal with terrorist threats; encourage the Iraqi authorities to adopt a national strategy to deal with crimes committed by Daesh and to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC); prioritise gender equality and the eradication of all violence and discrimination against women and girls, including gender-based violence; encourage and support Iraq in the diversification of its economy; set up a group of experts seeking to collect all evidence of any ongoing international crime, including genocide, wherever such crimes may be committed, in preparation for the international prosecution of those responsible; support Iraq in its energy transition ; develop cooperation opportunities in the field of science and research, notably university cooperation and partnerships, in particular as regards Erasmus+. Institutional relations : Members insisted that all assistance provided by the Union is subject to strict compliance with the principles of respect for human rights and the rule of law, and will be accompanied by a constant evaluation process, the results of which the European Parliament is to be duly informed of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.
  • date: 2018-07-04T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=31341&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2018-07-04T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2018-0286 title: T8-0286/2018 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 576 votes to 69, with 35 abstentions, a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Iraq, of the other part. Iraq is faced with a magnitude of the challenges that Iraq faces as it strives to make progress towards better governance, economic progress and national reconciliation. The EU has reaffirmed its commitment to building a strong partnership with Iraq, based on the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, and to supporting the Iraqi authorities throughout the transition to democracy and reconstruction process, while also tackling the root causes of the political, social and economic instability. The reconstruction efforts have been estimated to cost as much as USD 88 billion. In this country of 26 million inhabitants, there are 11 million people in need of humanitarian aid. Parliament welcomed the conclusion of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the EU and Iraq. It is an essential instrument for implementing the EU strategy for Iraq and for strengthening our cooperation in the country’s reconstruction, stabilisation and reconciliation at national and local level. It also emphasised the importance of Iraqi ownership in the process of building a democratic, federal and pluralist state based on respect for human rights and rule of law. Priorities of the EU action in Iraq : the resolution called on the EU and its Member States to: step up their efforts to urgently address key humanitarian challenges and human needs, in particular regarding the more than 3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs); focus development assistance, through targeted projects, on the most vulnerable groups and the people most in need, namely women and children, young people, IDPs and refugees; maintain the humanitarian assistance they are currently providing to help and protect all Iraqis affected by the conflicts, using aid as a means to help consolidate governance, democracy and rule of law and ensuring that financial assistance reaches those who need it; provide urgent financial assistance for the reconstruction of priority infrastructure and the restoration of essential public services , such as access to water and sanitation, electricity, education and healthcare. These reconstruction funds should be spread evenly among communities in need, regardless of the recipients’ ethnic or religious identification, and channelled through legitimate state agencies rather than through sub-state actors; encourage the continuation of a dialogue between the central authorities and the authorities of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, in order to establish stable relations that satisfy both parties; provide support to preserve the diversity of Iraq's ethnic, cultural and religious identities. Political dialogue and sectoral issues : Parliament called for the EU to strengthen its political dialogue with the Iraqi authorities in order to promote respect for human rights and the strengthening of democratic institutions through greater respect for the rule of law, good governance and an efficient judicial system. In this context, Members called for the abolition of the death penalty to be prioritised in this dialogue, and for a moratorium on the death penalty to be applied with immediate effect. Particular attention should be paid to the representation of women, young people and people from all ethnic and religious groups of Iraqi society, including Christians, Shia and Sunni Muslims, Yazidis and Mandaeans, Shabak, Kurds, Turkmens and others, whose demands need to be addressed. The EU is called on to: establish a dialogue on issues relating to the fight against terrorism with a view to reforming anti-terrorism legislation and strengthening the country’s capacity to deal with terrorist threats; engage with Iraqi authorities in judicial cooperation programmes to effectively combat widespread corruption and ensure the fair distribution of national wealth; encourage the Iraqi authorities to adopt a national strategy to deal with crimes committed by Daesh and to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC); support a reform of the judicial system to ensure respect for international standards of respect for the law, fair trials and judicial independence; prioritise gender equality and the eradication of all violence and discrimination against women and girls, including gender-based violence; encourage and support Iraq in the diversification of its economy; set up a group of experts seeking to collect all evidence of any ongoing international crime, including genocide, wherever such crimes may be committed, in preparation for the international prosecution of those responsible; establish a dialogue with Iraq on migration in all its aspects; support Iraq in its energy transition; develop cooperation opportunities in the field of science and research, notably university cooperation and partnerships, in particular as regards Erasmus+. Institutional relations : Parliament insisted that all assistance provided by the Union is subject to strict compliance with the principles of respect for human rights and the rule of law, and will be accompanied by a constant evaluation process, the results of which the European Parliament is to be duly informed of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.
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    • The Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted the report by Tokia SAÏFI (EPP, FR) containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Iraq, of the other part.  

      The EU has reaffirmed its commitment to building a strong partnership with Iraq, based on the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, and to supporting the Iraqi authorities throughout the transition to democracy and reconstruction process, while also tackling the root causes of the political, social and economic instability.

      Members welcomed the conclusion of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the EU and Iraq but called for full use to be made of the mechanisms it establishes in order to deepen the ties between the EU and Iraq.

      Although the PCA is an essential instrument for implementing the EU strategy for Iraq and for strengthening our cooperation in the country’s reconstruction, stabilisation and reconciliation at national and local level, Members also emphasised the importance of Iraqi ownership in the process of building a democratic, federal and pluralist state based on respect for human rights and rule of law.

      The report urged the EU and its Member States to:

      • step up their efforts to urgently address key humanitarian challenges and human needs, in particular regarding the more than 3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs);
      • focus development assistance, through targeted projects, on the most vulnerable groups and the people most in need, namely women and children, young people, IDPs and refugees;
      • maintain the humanitarian assistance they are currently providing to help and protect all Iraqis affected by the conflicts, using aid as a means to help consolidate governance, democracy and rule of law.

      Financial assistance: the Commission and the Member States are called on to ensure comprehensive oversight of the financial assistance they have provided to ensure that it is reaching those in need. There is a need for urgent financial assistance for the reconstruction of priority infrastructure and the restoration of essential public services, such as access to water and sanitation, electricity, education and healthcare. These reconstruction funds should be spread evenly among communities in need, regardless of the recipients’ ethnic or religious identification, and channelled through legitimate state agencies rather than through sub-state actors.

      Political dialogue and sectoral issues: the report called for the EU to strengthen its political dialogue with the Iraqi authorities in order to promote respect for human rights and the strengthening of democratic institutions through greater respect for the rule of law, good governance and an efficient judicial system. In this context, Members called for the abolition of the death penalty to be prioritised in this dialogue, and for a moratorium on the death penalty to be applied with immediate effect.

      Particular attention should be paid to the representation of women, young people and people from all ethnic and religious groups of Iraqi society, including Christians, Shia and Sunni Muslims, Yazidis and Mandaeans, Shabak, Kurds, Turkmens and others, whose demands need to be addressed.

      The EU is called on to:

      • establish a dialogue on issues relating to the fight against terrorism with a view to reforming anti-terrorism legislation and strengthening the country’s capacity to deal with terrorist threats;
      • encourage the Iraqi authorities to adopt a national strategy to deal with crimes committed by Daesh and to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC);
      • prioritise gender equality and the eradication of all violence and discrimination against women and girls, including gender-based violence;
      • encourage and support Iraq in the diversification of its economy;
      • set up a group of experts seeking to collect all evidence of any ongoing international crime, including genocide, wherever such crimes may be committed, in preparation for the international prosecution of those responsible;
      • support Iraq in its energy transition;
      • develop cooperation opportunities in the field of science and research, notably university cooperation and partnerships, in particular as regards Erasmus+.

      Institutional relations: Members insisted that all assistance provided by the Union is subject to strict compliance with the principles of respect for human rights and the rule of law, and will be accompanied by a constant evaluation process, the results of which the European Parliament is to be duly informed of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.

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