EU Enlargement and Foreign Policy

Inquiry Status: concluded

The Committee conducts a ‘rolling’ inquiry into "EU Enlargement and Foreign Policy" to enable it to maintain a ‘watching brief’ on developments in these areas and UK Government policy relating to them. The Committee holds occasional evidence sessions and may produce reports.

Oral Evidence

Monday 21 November 2011

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Witness: Baroness Ashton of Upholland, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission

The Committee held a one-off evidence session for its rolling inquiry into "EU Enlargement and Foreign Policy". This was the first time that the High Representative had given evidence to a House of Commons Select Committee since she took up her post on 1 December 2009.

The session focussed on institutional issues concerning EU external policy structures under the Lisbon Treaty, and EU-related aspects of two of the Committee’s other current inquiries, into "British Foreign Policy and the ‘Arab Spring’: the transition to democracy", and "UK-Turkey Relations and Turkey's Regional Role".