Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

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Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
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Formation 2003
Type Economic and political cooperation organization
5 plus 28 European Parliament members

The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly is the inter-parliamentary forum in which members of the European Parliament and the national parliaments of Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia participate and forge closer political and economic ties with the European Union.[1][2] It was established in 2003 by the European Commission as a component of the Eastern Partnership. After the elections in Belarus in 2010 were declared as flawed by the OSCE, the membership of Belarus in Euronest was automatically suspended. Belarus is welcome to re-join the Assembly once political requirements have been fulfilled.[3] In 2015, Azerbaijan's membership was suspended due to the European Union's criticism of human rights abuses by the government. In September 2016, it was announced that Azerbaijan would take the necessary steps towards restoring ties.[4] As of 2017, the combined population of Euronest members (excluding Belarus and European Parliament members) stands at 61, 927, 521 people.

Member States[edit]

In addition to the 28 member states of the European Parliament, 5 Eastern European states participate:

Suspended Members[edit]

Plenary Meetings[edit]

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