MEPs want EU to step up its peace-building efforts in Syria

Posted on: 20/05/2017

Only a political process led by the different Syrian groups and supported by the UN could end a war in Syria and the EU should take a more active role.

  • Syrian-led peace efforts with support from UN
  • More active EU
  • Set up Syria war crime tribunal

MEPs endorsed the EU strategy for Syria and advocated for a united and independent country in a resolution voted on Thursday. They are convinced that only a political process led by Syrian groups, under UN supervision and based on a new constitution, can lead to free and fair elections. This is the only way to end a war, which already cost 400.000 lives and left 13.5 mln. people in urgent need of food, water and shelter.

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