Zovko at EuroLat session in Panama

Brussels/Panama, 6 April 2018 – Member of the European Parliament Željana Zovko participated this week in the session of the Standing Parliamentary Committees of Delegations to the European-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), held in Panama. The EuroLat Parliamentary Assembly deals with the issues relevant for the citizens of both regions and gives a parliamentary dimension to further development of strategic partnership between EU and Latin America.

EuroLat has four standing committees and one work group: Committees for Political Affairs, Sustainable Development, Social Affairs and Economic Policy and the Work Group for Security, Organised and Transnational Crime and Terrorism.

MEP Zovko participated in the session of the EuroLat Sustainable Development Committee as the Committee member and took part in discussion on the reports on efficient implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, Territorial Cohesion and Cross-border Coordination in the EU and Latin America in circular economy.

Other EuroLat Committees discussed the following topics: cooperation between the EU Latin American countries in criminal laws, fight against organised crime, combatting inequality by encouraging social cohesion, cooperation in aviation and air traffic security, current status of negotiations on free trade between the EU and Mercosur, important role of the civil society in the political dialogue, protection of jobs and creation of new jobs with a special focus on employing women and young people.

The Committees adopted reports on steps for establishment of the common research space of EU and Latin America and Caribbean, cooperation in aviation and air traffic security, fight against impunity and cooperation in the field of judiciary.

70 EuroLat members, 35 members of the European Parliament and 35 members of the Latin American Parliaments participated in the session in Panama.

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