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In-Depth Analysis - The implementation of the EU arms export control system - PE 578.047 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 00:00
The aim of the workshop was to provide an overview of the EU arms export control system as well as options for improvement. The main speaker, Dr Sibylle Bauer, Director of the Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), provided a brief overview of the main elements of the EU Common Position 2008/944/CFSP and then focused on aspects related to strengthening implementation of the eight criteria of the Common Position, the enhancement of compliance with the reporting obligation by Member States, possible ways to increase the transparency and public scrutiny of the export control framework and the development of the EU’s institutional framework in this context. Her presentation was followed by a debate involving members of the Security and Defence Committee of the European Parliament, the outcome of which may feed into the EP Annual Report on Arms Export.
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Highlights - Study: Nuclear Proliferation in North East Asia - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 13:55
Since the end of the Cold war the nuclear crisis in the Korean peninsula has become the most dangerous challenge to international stability, security and peace. The nuclear and ballistic programmes of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have dangerously improved since the beginning of the decade and seem to have accelerated since 2014 in spite of the continuous strengthening of the international sanctions regime against Pyongyang’s Weapons of Mass Destruction programmes.
Accordingly, tensions have risen dramatically in the Korean peninsula. In the current context, the resumption of the six-party talks - deadlocked since the spring of 2007 - remains very hypothetical. It is clearly dependent on a change of attitude on Pyongyang's part, something hardly predictable.
Even if 'strategic patience' towards North Korea has been challenged for some time, it may be that there is no better alternative to this policy. Comprehensively conceived, it should be understood as a strong policy of containment of the North Korean nuclear crisis in order to make possible the return of Pyongyang to negotiations.
As a subsidiary issue, it could be asked whether the EU could play a renewed role as regards to nuclear and ballistic proliferation in North East Asia.
Further information
Study: Nuclear Proliferation in North East Asia
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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 4 May 2017 - 09:07 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 14:13
Length of video : 150'
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 13:51

will take place on Thursday 8 June 2017, 9.00-12:30 in Brussels.

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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 15:01 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 09:45
Length of video : 97'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 16:43 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 09:44
Length of video : 62'
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Highlights - NATO-EU cooperation: Debate with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 18:20
On 3 May, Members of AFET and SEDE will hold an exchange of views with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The debate will primarily focus on the strategic cooperation between the EU and NATO-EU, including the implementation of the 2016 Joint Declaration, and on how the two organisations can jointly face complex security threats emerging globally and in our neighbourhood.
Further information
Draft agenda and meeting documents
Extracts from the debate
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Press release - MEPs call for EU rules on private security companies - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 10:36
Private security companies must respect minimum requirements on accountability, the screening of staff and reporting on misconduct, while staying away from tasks usually reserved for the military said committee MEPs on Tuesday.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Security and Defence

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Press release - Committee MEPs welcome stepping up of EU-NATO cooperation - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 09:31
Growing EU-NATO cooperation to fight human trafficking in Mediterranean and boost cyber defence capabilities was welcomed by Foreign Affairs and Defence MEPs in a debate with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Security and Defence

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Highlights - Information warfare against Eastern Partnership countries - the case of Moldova - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 11:39
Information warfare is as old as warfare itself and an integral part of today’s modern hybrid warfare. It intends to undermine the very notion of objective information or ethical journalism and its tools are deployed to destabilise the political, economic and social situation of a country under attack. In the SEDE meeting of 4 May, Members will discuss, with the help of experts from Moldova and the EEAS, the case of Moldova in the information warfare against Eastern Partnership countries.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - Exchange of views on the review of the EU's Capability Development Plan - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 10:11
On 3 May, SEDE will welcome Rini Goos, Deputy Chief Excutive of the European Defence Agency and Rear Admiral Waldemar Gluszko, Deputy Director General of the EU Military Staff to discuss the on-going review of the EU's Capability Development Plan. The discussion will provide an opportunity for Members of the committee to evaluate the EU's capability priorities and requirements and the progress made since the last review.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 13:56

will take place on Wednesday 3 May, 15:00-18:30 and Thursday 4 May 2017, 9.00-12:00 in Brussels.

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Highlights - NATO-EU cooperation: Debate with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 15:04
On 3 May, Members of AFET and SEDE will hold an exchange of views with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The debate will primarily focus on the strategic cooperation between the EU and NATO-EU, including the implementation of the 2016 Joint Declaration, and on how the two organisations can jointly face complex security threats emerging globally and in our neighbourhood.
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 15:00

will take place on Wednesday 3 May, 15:00-18:30 and Thursday 4 May 2017, 9.00-12:30 in Brussels.

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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 12 April 2017 - 09:05 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 14:15
Length of video : 167'
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 15:11 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 09:19
Length of video : 116'
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