Hautala Requests Strategic Document on Arms Embargo on China

Chairwoman Hautala wrote on 9th of February to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton, asking her to allow MEPs access to a strategy paper presented to the EU Council concerning the arms embargo on China. [:]

Baroness Catherine Ashton of Upholland
High Representative of the European Union for
Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Vice President of the European Commission
Rue de la Loi 200
B-1049 Brussels



Dear Baroness Ashton
At the Subcommittee on Human Rights’ meeting of 26 January, MEP Barbara Lochbihler tabled a question to the EEAS/Commission on the issue of the arms embargo on China.

As the Commission’s representatives did not feel able to give a precise answer to the question, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the relevant details.

Recent press articles, such as the EU Observer of 5 Janury 2011, refer to a strategy paper. In the spirit of our excellent cooperation and our understanding of transparency, I ask you to allow the Members of the European Parliament access to the relevant document presented to the European Council in December 2010.

Yours sincerely,
Heidi Hautala