About The Committee
The European and External Relations Committee was established on 1st June, 2011. The Committee’s role is to consider and report on issues relating to the European Communities and the European Union, the Scottish Government's links with countries and territories outside Scotland and the international activities of the Scottish Government. It has 7 Members and is chaired by Christina McKelvie MSP.
The Committee’s meetings are generally on Thursday mornings and are usually open to the public. Space is limited and places can be booked in advance through Visitor Services (0131 348 5200). Details about individual meetings can be found on the meetings page section of the website.
The Committee will conduct its inquiry in two phases. The first phase will be conducted in February and March 2013, when Committee members will visit businesses across Scotland, that export to, or receive investment from, China.
The first visit, which saw the launch of the inquiry, was to the Scottish Salmon Company offices in Edinburgh on 28 February 2013.
View images of the launch
The second phase of the inquiry will take oral evidence from key stakeholders during the Committee's formal meetings in May 2013.
The Committee will publish a report of its findings in June 2013.
10th European and External Relations Committee Meeting 2013
Date: 10th Meeting, Thursday 30 May 2013
Location: Committee Room 6
EU Structural Funds
Foreign Language Learning in Primary Schools Inquiry
Read the latest report from the European and External Relations Committee.
1st Report, 2013 (Session 4): Report on the EU priorities of the Committees of the Scottish Parliament