It is proposed that the establishment of a South African Parliamentary Group for Relations with the European Union will focus on:
Strengthening relations between the South African Parliament and the European Union. Making a presence and having a voice in the formation and implementation of EU Policy would only serve to strengthen South African foreign policy.
Compliment the Political Dialogue process led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Create a necessary balance in our relations with the EU.
Work together with the SA Parliamentary Group that deals with the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary group.
Strengthen relations with different political blocks and Sub-Committees of the European Parliament.
Monitor the Implementation of the TDCA and ensure its effectiveness.
Influence the European Parliament with regard to the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy and Development Cooperation.
Influence the EU Parliament to adopt pro development legislation to contribute towards poverty eradication in developing countries.
Host EU Parliamentarians when visiting South Africa.