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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 25 May 2021 - 13:51 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 25/05/2021 - 16:21
Length of video : 145'

Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings. Only the original speech or the revised written translation is authentic.
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 25 May 2021 - 09:09 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 25/05/2021 - 12:03
Length of video : 170'

Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings. Only the original speech or the revised written translation is authentic.
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Highlights - Russia’s military and hybrid activities: committee debates - 25 May 2021 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 21/05/2021 - 10:47
Russia's military and hybrid activities in the EU and its immediate neighbourhood will be analysed throughout several debates set to be held by the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, on 25 May. The Committee will also hold a debate with Deputy Defence Minister of the Czech Republic, Jan Havránek, on the attacks against the ammunition depot perpetrated by Russian Intelligence services in Vrbětice, Czech Republic.
Meeting agenda and documents
Live streaming
EU Fact Sheets: Security and Defence
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Highlights - Strategic Compass under scrutiny - 19 April 2021 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 29/04/2021 - 14:07

On 19 April 2021, the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) met to discuss with experts on the next steps in the Strategic Compass to better address the threats to the EU's security. The debates focused on the threats assessment process, the protection of the global commons and a clear pathway in terms of objectives, means and capabilities.


Summary: Strategic Compass under scrutiny
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Latest news - Next SEDE meetings - 25 and 31 May 2021 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 15:37

In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities.

The current precautionary measures adopted by the European Parliament to contain the spread of COVID-19 do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions are maintained.

The meetings will be with remote participation for Members (being able to view and listen to proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting). Other participants are invited to follow the meeting through webstreaming.

Following these decisions, the next meeting of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) will take place on 25 and 31 May 2021 (online).
The meeting agenda and documents will be published here.



SEDE meetings' calendar 2021
EP calendar 2021
Press release: Sahel: Security situation from the African perspective - 12 April 2021
Press release: MEPs quizzed the head of the IAEA about nuclear non-proliferation - 16 March 2021
Press release: Exchange of views with the NATO Secretary General - 15 March 2021
Press release: Instability in the Central African Republic - 24 February 2021
Press release: Chair of the Security and Defence Subcommittee welcomes extension of the New START Treaty - 5 February 2021
Press release: MEPs to discuss security and defence priorities with Minister Gomes Cravinho - 28 January 2021
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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 15 April 2021 - 09:04 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Sat, 24/04/2021 - 11:10
Length of video : 178'

Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings. Only the original speech or the revised written translation is authentic.
Source : © European Union, 2021 - EP

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - 16:45 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Sat, 24/04/2021 - 11:09
Length of video : 49'

Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings. Only the original speech or the revised written translation is authentic.
Source : © European Union, 2021 - EP

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - 13:47 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Sat, 24/04/2021 - 11:09
Length of video : 133'

Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings. Only the original speech or the revised written translation is authentic.
Source : © European Union, 2021 - EP

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - 09:03 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Sat, 24/04/2021 - 11:09
Length of video : 180'

Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings. Only the original speech or the revised written translation is authentic.
Source : © European Union, 2021 - EP

Latest news - Next SEDE meetings - 25 and 31 May 2021 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 19/04/2021 - 15:17

In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities.

The current precautionary measures adopted by the European Parliament to contain the spread of COVID-19 do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions are maintained.

The meetings will be with remote participation for Members (being able to view and listen to proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting). Other participants are invited to follow the meeting through webstreaming.

Following these decisions, the next meeting of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) will take place on 25 and 31 May 2021 (online).
The meeting agenda and documents will be published here.



SEDE meetings' calendar 2021
EP calendar 2021
Press release: Sahel: Security situation from the African perspective - 12 April 2021
Press release: MEPs quizzed the head of the IAEA about nuclear non-proliferation - 16 March 2021
Press release: Exchange of views with the NATO Secretary General - 15 March 2021
Press release: Instability in the Central African Republic - 24 February 2021
Press release: Chair of the Security and Defence Subcommittee welcomes extension of the New START Treaty - 5 February 2021
Press release: MEPs to discuss security and defence priorities with Minister Gomes Cravinho - 28 January 2021
Source : © European Union, 2021 - EP

Highlights - The security situation in the Sahel - the African view and experience: hearing - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 13/04/2021 - 11:08
The Subcommittee on Security and Defence will hold a hearing with experts on the security situation in the Sahel, addressing the difficulties faced by Sahel countries from the African perspective, on 14 April. The debates will focus on the political, societal and military challenges posed to the security situation in the region, on the evolution of the mandates of CSDP missions, and on the EU's involvement in the process of redeployment of state services in the areas where the missions operate.
Draft programme
Poster
EPRS study: Peace and security in 2020: Evaluating the EU approach to tackling the Sahel conflicts - 16 September 2020
EPRS briefing: The G5 Sahel and the European Union: The challenges of security cooperation with a regional grouping - 15 September 2020
EPRS briefing: Understanding the EU Strategy for the Sahel - 7 September 2020
Live streaming
EU Fact Sheets: Security and defence
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Highlights - Debate with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 07/04/2021 - 13:29

On 15 April, SEDE Members will welcome for the first time the Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Fernando Arias. Since its creation, the OPCW has been instrumental in the verified destruction of 90% of the world's declared stockpile of chemical agents. However, in the past decade, the norm against the use of chemical weapons has started showing signs of erosion and the threat posed by chemical warfare is considered as one of the most pressing global security threats. Members will therefore discuss with the Ambassador Arias possible ways to contain the spread and use of chemical weapons inside and outside of the military domain, and to bring the counties violating the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention, back to full compliance.


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Hearings - Public Hearing: The security situation in the Sahel: the African view and experience - 14-04-2021 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 06/04/2021 - 12:33
SEDE organises a public hearing on 'The security situation in the Sahel: the African view and experience' on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 from 10.00 to 12.00hrs in room SPINELLI 3E2 and remotely, with external experts.
Draft programme
Poster
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Highlights - Hearing on the security situation in the Sahel: the African view and experience - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 06/04/2021 - 12:28
SEDE organises a public hearing on 'The security situation in the Sahel: the African view and experience' on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 from 10.00 to 12.00hrs in room SPINELLI 3E2 and remotely, with external experts.
Draft programme
Poster
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Highlights - Debate with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency - 16 March 2021 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 25/03/2021 - 15:22

On Tuesday 16 March, MEPs examined with Rafael Grossi the IAEA's activities and challenges related to non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and peaceful use of nuclear energy.

The Subcommittee on Security and Defence, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy focused on the challenges posed by the global non-proliferation regime, questions related to nuclear safety and security, as well as peaceful ways to use nuclear energy, including applications designed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

MEPs also assessed the consequences of Iran's recent decision to suspend the application of its safeguard agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). MEPs questioned the IAEA Director General about how the agency can carry out its monitoring tasks in the future and ensure that the Iranian nuclear programme is being used solely for peaceful purposes.
EP Press release: MEPs quizzed the head of the IAEA about nuclear non-proliferation - 16 March 2021
Opening remarks by Ambassador Rafael GROSSI, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
IAEA statement: IAEA Director General Highlights Global Impact of Cooperation with European Union, Calls for Closer Partnership - 16 March 2021
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