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2015/0302(NLE) EU/Afghanistan Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development

Progress: Awaiting final decision

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead AFET FOTYGA Anna (icon: ECR ECR) DANJEAN Arnaud (icon: PPE PPE), FRUNZULICĂ Doru-Claudian (icon: S&D S&D), LÖSING Sabine (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), VALERO Bodil (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), CASTALDO Fabio Massimo (icon: EFDD EFDD), SCHAFFHAUSER Jean-Luc (icon: ENF ENF)
Committee Opinion DEVE ENGEL Frank (icon: PPE PPE) Nirj DEVA (icon: ECR ECR), Mireille D'ORNANO (icon: ENF ENF), Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ (icon: S&D S&D), Judith SARGENTINI (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), Lola SÁNCHEZ CALDENTEY (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Committee Opinion INTA
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
Treaty on European Union TEU 37, TFEU 207, TFEU 209-p1, TFEU 218-p6a, TFEU 218-p8-a2

Events

2019/03/13
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 513 votes to 85, with 67 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, of the other part.

The European Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the agreement. It also adopted a report containing a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision.

Documents
2019/03/12
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2019/01/25
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted the report by Anna Elżbieta FOTYGA (ECR, PL) on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, of the other part.

The committee recommended that the European Parliament give its consent to the conclusion of the agreement. It also adopted a report containing a non-legislative motion for a resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the agreement.

In July 2011, the Foreign Affairs Council expressed its willingness to negotiate an agreement with Afghanistan that would reflect its long-term commitment to the country’s development. In November 2011, the Council adopted a Decision authorising the Commission and the High Representative to negotiate a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) with Afghanistan.

After three rounds of negotiations that went on until November 2012, talks were resumed in 2015, with the new Afghan Government. The fourth and final round of negotiations took place in Brussels on 29 April 2015 and was concluded successfully. The two sides initialled the Agreement in Kabul on 2 July 2015.

The agreement is the first contractual relationship between the European Union and Afghanistan. It includes provisions on political dialogue and on cooperation in a broad range of areas. It draws on the EU’s standard political clauses on human rights and the International Criminal Court, and includes commitments related to the rights of women and children.

Documents
2019/01/22
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2018/11/22
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2018/11/07
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2018/05/23
   EP - ENGEL Frank (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in DEVE
2018/03/15
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2017/06/13
   EP - FOTYGA Anna (ECR) appointed as rapporteur in AFET
2016/12/22
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and Afghanistan.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, of the other part, was signed subject to its conclusion at a later date.

The Union and its Member States and Afghanistan are determined to continue and expand their cooperation, to strengthen existing links and to establish a close and lasting relationship based on reciprocity and mutual interest. The agreement must now be approved.

CONTENT: the draft Council decision seeks to approve, on behalf of the Union, of the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Afghanistan, on the other hand.

The Agreement contains provisions on political dialogue and cooperation in a broad range of areas . It draws on the EU’s standard political clauses on human rights and the International Criminal Court, and includes commitments related to the rights of women and children.

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy shall chair the Joint Committee established under the Agreement. The Union or, as the case may be, the Union and its Member States shall be represented in the Joint Committee depending on the subject matter.

NB : For more details on the substantive content of the Agreement, please refer to the summary of the joint proposal of the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, dated 17.12.2015.

Documents
2016/09/22
   ECHR - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2015/12/17
   ECHR - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2015/12/17
   EC - Initial legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: in July 2011, the Foreign Affairs Council1 expressed its willingness to negotiate an agreement with Afghanistan that would reflect its long-term commitment to the country’s development. In November 2011, the Council adopted a Decision authorising the Commission and the High Representative to negotiate a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) with Afghanistan

After three rounds of negotiations that went on until November 2012, talks were resumed in 2015, with the new Afghan Government. The fourth and final round of negotiations took place in Brussels on 29 April 2015 and was concluded successfully. The two sides initialled the Agreement in Kabul on 2 July 2015.

CONTENT: the proposal requires the Council to adopt a decision to approve the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and Afghanistan.

The Agreement is the first contractual relationship between the European Union and Afghanistan and underpins the EU’s commitment to supporting Afghanistan’s future development during its ‘decade of transformation’ agreed at the Bonn conference in 2011. The two parties are committed to pursuing and extending their cooperation, to strengthening existing links and to establishing a close and lasting relationship based on reciprocity and mutual interests.

The Agreement includes provisions on political dialogue and on cooperation in a broad range of areas. It draws on the EU’s standard political clauses on human rights and the International Criminal Court, and includes commitments related to the rights of women and children . It reiterates the willingness of the parties to address shared concerns, including:

the fight against terrorism, international crime and illegal trafficking; non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, disarmament and nuclear security; weapons of mass destruction (WMD); small arms and light weapons (SALW) ; and counter-narcotics.

The provisions on cooperation cover the following sectors:

infrastructure development, energy, transport, health, natural resources, tax, education and culture, employment and social affairs, science and technology, and environment and climate change.

The Agreement also emphasises the importance of legal cooperation and affirms the parties’ commitment to fighting organised crime, money laundering and corruption.

Documents

Documents

Votes

A8-0026/2019 - Anna Elżbieta Fotyga - Procédure d'approbation 13/03/2019 12:12:15.000

2019/03/13 Outcome: +: 513, -: 85, 0: 67
DE IT PL ES RO GB BG HU BE FR CZ SE FI SK NL DK PT AT LT HR LV SI MT LU EE IE CY EL
Total
88
60
47
50
25
61
17
19
19
71
17
19
12
11
26
13
18
15
10
10
8
8
6
6
4
10
6
9
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191

United Kingdom PPE

2

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Cyprus PPE

1

Greece PPE

For (1)

1
icon: S&D S&D
170

Czechia S&D

3
3

Netherlands S&D

3

Croatia S&D

2

Latvia S&D

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

3

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2
icon: ECR ECR
69

Romania ECR

For (1)

1

Bulgaria ECR

2

Czechia ECR

2

Sweden ECR

2
2

Slovakia ECR

2

Netherlands ECR

2

Lithuania ECR

1

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1

Cyprus ECR

1

Greece ECR

Against (1)

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
64

Romania ALDE

3

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Portugal ALDE

1

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1
2

Croatia ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

For (1)

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
51

Italy Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

6

Hungary Verts/ALE

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

France Verts/ALE

For (1)

6

Sweden Verts/ALE

For (1)

3

Finland Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Denmark Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Lithuania Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

1

Croatia Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
15

Germany NI

1

Poland NI

Abstain (1)

2

United Kingdom NI

For (1)

Against (1)

2

France NI

2

Denmark NI

1
icon: EFDD EFDD
32

Germany EFDD

For (1)

1

Poland EFDD

1

Czechia EFDD

Against (1)

1

Lithuania EFDD

For (1)

1
icon: ENF ENF
33

Germany ENF

Against (1)

1

Poland ENF

Abstain (1)

1

United Kingdom ENF

4

Belgium ENF

Abstain (1)

1

Netherlands ENF

4

Austria ENF

2
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
40

Italy GUE/NGL

2

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Czechia GUE/NGL

Against (1)

2

Sweden GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

3

Denmark GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1
4

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

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  • date: 2018-11-22T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE627.027&secondRef=02 title: PE627.027 committee: DEVE type: Committee opinion body: EP
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  • date: 2015-12-17T00:00:00 type: Initial legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=JOIN:2015:0036:FIN:EN:PDF title: JOIN(2015)0036 summary: PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. BACKGROUND: in July 2011, the Foreign Affairs Council1 expressed its willingness to negotiate an agreement with Afghanistan that would reflect its long-term commitment to the country’s development. In November 2011, the Council adopted a Decision authorising the Commission and the High Representative to negotiate a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) with Afghanistan After three rounds of negotiations that went on until November 2012, talks were resumed in 2015, with the new Afghan Government. The fourth and final round of negotiations took place in Brussels on 29 April 2015 and was concluded successfully. The two sides initialled the Agreement in Kabul on 2 July 2015. CONTENT: the proposal requires the Council to adopt a decision to approve the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and Afghanistan. The Agreement is the first contractual relationship between the European Union and Afghanistan and underpins the EU’s commitment to supporting Afghanistan’s future development during its ‘decade of transformation’ agreed at the Bonn conference in 2011. The two parties are committed to pursuing and extending their cooperation, to strengthening existing links and to establishing a close and lasting relationship based on reciprocity and mutual interests. The Agreement includes provisions on political dialogue and on cooperation in a broad range of areas. It draws on the EU’s standard political clauses on human rights and the International Criminal Court, and includes commitments related to the rights of women and children . It reiterates the willingness of the parties to address shared concerns, including: the fight against terrorism, international crime and illegal trafficking; non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, disarmament and nuclear security; weapons of mass destruction (WMD); small arms and light weapons (SALW) ; and counter-narcotics. The provisions on cooperation cover the following sectors: infrastructure development, energy, transport, health, natural resources, tax, education and culture, employment and social affairs, science and technology, and environment and climate change. The Agreement also emphasises the importance of legal cooperation and affirms the parties’ commitment to fighting organised crime, money laundering and corruption.
  • date: 2016-12-22T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=15093%2F16&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 15093/2016 summary: PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and Afghanistan. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. BACKGROUND: the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, of the other part, was signed subject to its conclusion at a later date. The Union and its Member States and Afghanistan are determined to continue and expand their cooperation, to strengthen existing links and to establish a close and lasting relationship based on reciprocity and mutual interest. The agreement must now be approved. CONTENT: the draft Council decision seeks to approve, on behalf of the Union, of the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Afghanistan, on the other hand. The Agreement contains provisions on political dialogue and cooperation in a broad range of areas . It draws on the EU’s standard political clauses on human rights and the International Criminal Court, and includes commitments related to the rights of women and children. The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy shall chair the Joint Committee established under the Agreement. The Union or, as the case may be, the Union and its Member States shall be represented in the Joint Committee depending on the subject matter. NB : For more details on the substantive content of the Agreement, please refer to the summary of the joint proposal of the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, dated 17.12.2015.
  • date: 2018-03-15T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2019-01-22T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2019-01-25T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2019-0026&language=EN title: A8-0026/2019 summary: The Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted the report by Anna Elżbieta FOTYGA (ECR, PL) on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, of the other part. The committee recommended that the European Parliament give its consent to the conclusion of the agreement. It also adopted a report containing a non-legislative motion for a resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the agreement. In July 2011, the Foreign Affairs Council expressed its willingness to negotiate an agreement with Afghanistan that would reflect its long-term commitment to the country’s development. In November 2011, the Council adopted a Decision authorising the Commission and the High Representative to negotiate a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) with Afghanistan. After three rounds of negotiations that went on until November 2012, talks were resumed in 2015, with the new Afghan Government. The fourth and final round of negotiations took place in Brussels on 29 April 2015 and was concluded successfully. The two sides initialled the Agreement in Kabul on 2 July 2015. The agreement is the first contractual relationship between the European Union and Afghanistan. It includes provisions on political dialogue and on cooperation in a broad range of areas. It draws on the EU’s standard political clauses on human rights and the International Criminal Court, and includes commitments related to the rights of women and children.
  • date: 2019-03-12T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20190312&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2019-03-13T00:00:00 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-2019-0169 title: T8-0169/2019 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 513 votes to 85, with 67 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, of the other part. The European Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the agreement. It also adopted a report containing a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision.
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PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: in July 2011, the Foreign Affairs Council1 expressed its willingness to negotiate an agreement with Afghanistan that would reflect its long-term commitment to the country’s development. In November 2011, the Council adopted a Decision authorising the Commission and the High Representative to negotiate a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) with Afghanistan

After three rounds of negotiations that went on until November 2012, talks were resumed in 2015, with the new Afghan Government. The fourth and final round of negotiations took place in Brussels on 29 April 2015 and was concluded successfully. The two sides initialled the Agreement in Kabul on 2 July 2015.

CONTENT: the proposal requires the Council to adopt a decision to approve the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and Afghanistan.

The Agreement is the first contractual relationship between the European Union and Afghanistan and underpins the EU’s commitment to supporting Afghanistan’s future development during its ‘decade of transformation’ agreed at the Bonn conference in 2011. The two parties are committed to pursuing and extending their cooperation, to strengthening existing links and to establishing a close and lasting relationship based on reciprocity and mutual interests.

The Agreement includes provisions on political dialogue and on cooperation in a broad range of areas. It draws on the EU’s standard political clauses on human rights and the International Criminal Court, and includes commitments related to the rights of women and children. It reiterates the willingness of the parties to address shared concerns, including:

  • the fight against terrorism, international crime and illegal trafficking;
  • non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, disarmament and nuclear security;
  • weapons of mass destruction (WMD);
  • small arms and light weapons (SALW) ; and
  • counter-narcotics.

The provisions on cooperation cover the following sectors:

  • infrastructure development,
  • energy,
  • transport,
  • health,
  • natural resources,
  • tax,
  • education and culture,
  • employment and social affairs,
  • science and technology, and
  • environment and climate change.

The Agreement also emphasises the importance of legal cooperation and affirms the parties’ commitment to fighting organised crime, money laundering and corruption.

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PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: in July 2011, the Foreign Affairs Council1 expressed its willingness to negotiate an agreement with Afghanistan that would reflect its long-term commitment to the country’s development. In November 2011, the Council adopted a Decision authorising the Commission and the High Representative to negotiate a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) with Afghanistan

After three rounds of negotiations that went on until November 2012, talks were resumed in 2015, with the new Afghan Government. The fourth and final round of negotiations took place in Brussels on 29 April 2015 and was concluded successfully. The two sides initialled the Agreement in Kabul on 2 July 2015.

CONTENT: the proposal requires the Council to adopt a decision to approve the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and Afghanistan.

The Agreement is the first contractual relationship between the European Union and Afghanistan and underpins the EU’s commitment to supporting Afghanistan’s future development during its ‘decade of transformation’ agreed at the Bonn conference in 2011. The two parties are committed to pursuing and extending their cooperation, to strengthening existing links and to establishing a close and lasting relationship based on reciprocity and mutual interests.

The Agreement includes provisions on political dialogue and on cooperation in a broad range of areas. It draws on the EU’s standard political clauses on human rights and the International Criminal Court, and includes commitments related to the rights of women and children. It reiterates the willingness of the parties to address shared concerns, including:

  • the fight against terrorism, international crime and illegal trafficking;
  • non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, disarmament and nuclear security;
  • weapons of mass destruction (WMD);
  • small arms and light weapons (SALW) ; and
  • counter-narcotics.

The provisions on cooperation cover the following sectors:

  • infrastructure development,
  • energy,
  • transport,
  • health,
  • natural resources,
  • tax,
  • education and culture,
  • employment and social affairs,
  • science and technology, and
  • environment and climate change.

The Agreement also emphasises the importance of legal cooperation and affirms the parties’ commitment to fighting organised crime, money laundering and corruption.

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

    BACKGROUND: in July 2011, the Foreign Affairs Council1 expressed its willingness to negotiate an agreement with Afghanistan that would reflect its long-term commitment to the country’s development. In November 2011, the Council adopted a Decision authorising the Commission and the High Representative to negotiate a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) with Afghanistan

    After three rounds of negotiations that went on until November 2012, talks were resumed in 2015, with the new Afghan Government. The fourth and final round of negotiations took place in Brussels on 29 April 2015 and was concluded successfully. The two sides initialled the Agreement in Kabul on 2 July 2015.

    CONTENT: the proposal requires the Council to adopt a decision to approve the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and Afghanistan.

    The Agreement is the first contractual relationship between the European Union and Afghanistan and underpins the EU’s commitment to supporting Afghanistan’s future development during its ‘decade of transformation’ agreed at the Bonn conference in 2011. The two parties are committed to pursuing and extending their cooperation, to strengthening existing links and to establishing a close and lasting relationship based on reciprocity and mutual interests.

    The Agreement includes provisions on political dialogue and on cooperation in a broad range of areas. It draws on the EU’s standard political clauses on human rights and the International Criminal Court, and includes commitments related to the rights of women and children. It reiterates the willingness of the parties to address shared concerns, including:

    • the fight against terrorism, international crime and illegal trafficking;
    • non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, disarmament and nuclear security;
    • weapons of mass destruction (WMD);
    • small arms and light weapons (SALW) ; and
    • counter-narcotics.

    The provisions on cooperation cover the following sectors:

    • infrastructure development,
    • energy,
    • transport,
    • health,
    • natural resources,
    • tax,
    • education and culture,
    • employment and social affairs,
    • science and technology, and
    • environment and climate change.

    The Agreement also emphasises the importance of legal cooperation and affirms the parties’ commitment to fighting organised crime, money laundering and corruption.

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  • date: 2015-12-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=JOIN:2015:0036:FIN:EN:PDF type: Legislative proposal published title: JOIN(2015)0036 body: EC type: Legislative proposal published commission:
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