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At a Glance - Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - July 2018 - PE 618.972 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Constitutional Affairs - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - Committee on Budgetary Control - Committee on...

Mon, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 14:38 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 09:28
Length of video : 127'
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 09:36 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 13:50
Length of video : 166'
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Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 18 June 2018 - 15:08 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 08:51
Length of video : 172'
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Highlights - Workshop: Arms exports - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 16:03

The further development of the Common Position 2008/944/CFSP on arms exports control

Tuesday 19/06/2018 - 9:30-10:30
Paul-Henri Spaak building - room P5B001 - Brussels

The Common position 2008/944/CFSP on arms exports dates back to the pre-Lisbon setup of the EU institutional system.
Since then, developments in the EU's geopolitical environment and geostrategic context have taken place. Technological developments in the military sphere also impact the future of warfare.
In this context, and at the dawn of broader and deeper EU-level defence cooperation, an overhaul of the Common position could be necessary.
The aim of the workshop is to present a forward-looking and stimulating reflection on what could be the evolution of the EU arms export control system, in the context of the current and upcoming developments.

Contacts and registration: poldep-expo@europarl.europa.eu
Further information
Programme workshop
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Highlights - MEP Urmas Paet - Cyber defence: If one member state is weak, it could harm the others - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 16:03
With Europe facing the risk of cyber attacks on civilian and military targets, MEPs are calling for more cooperation on cyber defence. We talked to Urmas Paet, the MEP in charge.
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Interview MEP Urmas Paet
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In-Depth Analysis - EU-Japan cooperation on global and regional security - a litmus test for the EU's role as a global player? - PE 570.492 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 00:00
Within their partnership, the EU and Japan recognise each other as being essentially civilian (or ‘soft’) powers that share the same values and act in the international arena solely with diplomatic means. However, the evolution of the threats they face and the unpredictability now shown by their strategic ally, the US, have led both the EU and Japan to reconsider the option of ‘soft power-only’ for ensuring their security. They have both begun the — albeit long —process of seeking greater strategic autonomy. The EU’s Global Strategy adopted in 2016 aims clearly to ‘develop a more politically rounded approach to Asia, seeking to make greater practical contributions to Asian security’. Like the EU, Japan has identified ‘a multipolar age’ in which the rules-based international order that has allowed it to prosper is increasingly threatened. In line with its security-related reforms, Japan has decided to ‘take greater responsibilities and roles than before in order to maintain the existing international order’ and resolve a number of global issues. The EU and Japan may increase their cooperation at the global and strategic level and in tackling these challenges at the regional or local level. The Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) between the EU and Japan will provide opportunities for such cooperation, which should also be open to others. This is an opportunity for the EU to demonstrate that it is a consistent and reliable partner, and a true ‘global player’. The Council Conclusions of 28 May 2018 on ‘Enhanced security cooperation in and with Asia’ are a step in this direction but need to be translated into action.
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At a Glance - Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - June 2018 - PE 618.966 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on Budgetary Control - Committee on Culture and Education - Special Committee on Terrorism - Subcommittee on Security...

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 00:00
The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.
Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Highlights - Workshop: Arms exports - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 12:59

The further development of the Common Position 2008/944/CFSP on arms exports control

Tuesday 19/06/2018 - 9:30-10:30
Paul-Henri Spaak building - room P5B001 - Brussels

The Common position 2008/944/CFSP on arms exports dates back to the pre-Lisbon setup of the EU institutional system.
Since then, developments in the EU's geopolitical environment and geostrategic context have taken place. Technological developments in the military sphere also impact the future of warfare.
In this context, and at the dawn of broader and deeper EU-level defence cooperation, an overhaul of the Common position could be necessary.
The aim of the workshop is to present a forward-looking and stimulating reflection on what could be the evolution of the EU arms export control system, in the context of the current and upcoming developments.

Contacts and registration: poldep-expo@europarl.europa.eu
Further information
Programme workshop
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Study - CSDP after Brexit: the way forward - PE 603.852 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 00:00
The Common Security and defence Policy (CSDP) will be strongly impacted by the imminent divorce between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU), for better or for worse. What tomorrow will bring is nevertheless still unknown. The Brexit negotiations in the area of defence were supposed to be easier and more consensual than in other fields. It does not seem to have been the case so far. The first part of the study focuses on the terms of the equation. They analyse: the new interest of the United Kingdom for the CSDP, the proposal made by the UK to the EU in this area, how the EU has answered so far and what are the existing rules and practices allowing the involvement of third counties in the EU defence policies. The following part examines the potential impact of Brexit on the most promising defence policies that the EU is presently carrying out: the support to the defence industry, PESCO, the Galileo and Copernicus programs and, naturally, the CSDP missions. Finally, this study reviews the EU options on the table of one of the most difficult negotiations in contemporary history.
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Hearings - Soldiers' rights in EU Member States - 15-05-2018 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 10:25
SEDE organized a public hearing on soldiers' rights in EU Member States with representatives of the European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic control of Armed Forces (DCAF).
Location : Altiero Spinelli, room A3E-2
Further information
Draft programme
Presentation by Emmanuel Jacob, EUROMIL
Presentation by William McDermott, DCAF
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Highlights - Public hearing on Soldiers' rights in EU Member States - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 10:19
On 15 May, SEDE organized a public hearing on soldiers' rights in EU Member States with representatives of the European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic control of Armed Forces (DCAF).
Further information
Draft programme
Presentation by Emmanuel Jacob, EUROMIL
Presentation by William McDermott, DCAF
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 09:54

will take place on Monday 18 June, 15:00-18:30 and Tuesday 19 June, 9:00-12:30 and 14:30-18:30 in Brussels.


Organisations or interest groups who wish to apply for access to the European Parliament will find the relevant information below.


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watch the meeting live
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 14:40 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 09:23
Length of video : 151'
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 09:08 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 13:14
Length of video : 183'
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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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