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Highlights - European Defence Industrial Development Programme - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 10:06
On 14 December in Strasbourg, the Subcommittee will consider the amendments to the draft opinion establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the EU defence industry by Ioan Mircea PASCU (S&D).
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Latest news - The next SEDE meetings - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 10:00

will take place on Thursday 14 December, 9:00-10:00 in Strasbourg and on 24-25 January 2018 in Brussels.


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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 09:08 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 14:41
Length of video : 186'
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Study - Women in CSDP missions - PE 603.855 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 00:00
Promoting women’s participation in CSDP missions and operations is important to sustain EU’s credibility, to improve effectiveness, to promote equality at home and abroad, to increase the talent pool for personnel, and to make the best use of our financial resources. More needs to be done by both member states and the EU to fulfil promises to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. This report looks at three issues that contribute to more inclusion and better effectiveness: First, the structures that promote equality in the security sector institutions within the EU; second, the effects of women’s participation in missions and operations; third, how CSDP structures and EU member states policies could be further adapted to create a working environment that is conducive to both men and women contributing their full potential to better solutions to security challenges. Political commitment and hands-on leadership by the EU and its Member States is key to more diversity and inclusivity in CSDP structures. A pro-active approach to recruitment and retention of female staff, adapted job-descriptions, comprehensive family policies, and employing an approach that values diversity and creates a positive work environment are all necessary in this regard.
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Latest news - The next SEDE meetings - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 10:20

will take place on Thursday 7 December, 9:00-12:30 in Brussels and on Thursday 14 December, 9:00-10:00 in Strasbourg.


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Highlights - Public hearing on North Korea - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 13:55
On 7 December 2017, AFET/SEDE will hold an extraordinary joint hearing on North Korea to discuss the continuing deterioration of the security situation on the Korean Peninsula. The aim of the hearing is to assess the threat posed by the DPRK's nuclear and ballistic missile build-up and possible consequences for the global non-proliferation regime. Members will also analyse different options for the EU and international community to prevent further escalation of the crisis.
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Hearings - Public hearing on North Korea - 07-12-2017 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 12:32
On 7 December 2017, AFET/SEDE will hold an extraordinary joint hearing on North Korea to discuss the continuing deterioration of the security situation on the Korean Peninsula. The aim of the hearing is to assess the threat posed by the DPRK's nuclear and ballistic missile build-up and possible consequences for the global non-proliferation regime. Members will also analyse different options for the EU and international community to prevent further escalation of the crisis.
Location : Altiero Spinelli 5E-2
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Draft programme
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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 09:09 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 23/11/2017 - 13:53
Length of video : 178'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 14:37 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 23/11/2017 - 09:46
Length of video : 213'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 09:07 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 13:23
Length of video : 202'
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Workshops - Workshop “The future of the European Defence Agency” - 22-11-2017 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 16:06
The European Defence Agency (EDA) was created in July 2004 in the context of the drafting of the first European Security Strategy. In recent years, developments have triggered talks on the future of the EDA. In the context of the most recent CSDP innovations (EU Global Strategy, EDF, PESCO, CARD) this workshop will discuss the possible role of the Agency in framing a common Union defence policy and in defining a European capabilities and armaments policy.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001
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Highlights - European Defence Industrial Development Programme - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 15:26
On 22 November, the Subcommittee will consider the draft opinion establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the EU defence industry by Ioan Mircea PASCU (S&D).
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - Public hearing on climate change and security - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 11:51
On 22 November, the Subcommittee will discuss, with the involvement of 3 experts, risks and trends and their security implications for the EU as well as EU efforts to mitigate the security relevant effects of climate change. It will also examine to what extent increased economic/military activities, impact on desertification, land degradation, water and food scarcity can be linked to climate change and what major effects they have on EU security.
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Hearings - The security dimension of climate change - what implications for CSDP? - 22-11-2017 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 16:14
On 22 November, the Subcommittee will discuss, with the involvement of 3 experts, risks and trends and their security implications for the EU as well as EU efforts to mitigate the security relevant effects of climate change. It will also examine to what extent increased economic/military activities, impact on desertification, land degradation, water and food scarcity can be linked to climate change and what major effects they have on EU security.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001
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Highlights - Workshop “The future of the European Defence Agency” - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 14:53
The European Defence Agency (EDA) was created in July 2004 in the context of the drafting of the first European Security Strategy. In recent years, developments have triggered talks on the future of the EDA. In the context of the most recent CSDP innovations (EU Global Strategy, EDF, PESCO, CARD) this workshop will discuss the possible role of the Agency in framing a common Union defence policy and in defining a European capabilities and armaments policy.
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Draft programme
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Highlights - SEDE Chair offers condolences following the recent terror attacks in Somalia - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 13:49

On 16 October, Ana Fotyga, Chair of the SEDE committee, extended her condolences to the people of Somalia following the massive terror attack in Mogadishu. She said:

"This weekend's terror attack in Mogadishu is an unconscionable atrocity. I condemn the perpetrators in strongest terms and would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the people of Somalia. Terrorism is a threat that affects us all and knows no borders. We will continue to do our utmost to support the Somalis and our international partners including the African Union in their fight against this scourge."
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