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Highlights - Statement of SEDE Chair on recent chemical attack in Syria - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 13:43
I strongly condemn the chemical attack against innocent people of Syria, which left more than 70 people dead and hundreds hospitalised in Idlib province yesterday, including women and children. It is clear that the Assad regime once again has crossed the red line and these actions constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. The international community cannot once more show its weakness, and remain inactive in the face of such atrocities.
We all know the names of those who are politically responsible for this barbaric attack. International investigation of this heinous war crime is needed and all responsible for massive killing of people of Syria should be brought to justice, regardless of the position they held.
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Highlights - Workshop "Civilian and military personnel in CSDP missions and operations" - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 15:48
The workshop was organised on January 26, 2017 at the initiative of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) with the aim to highlight trends, challenges and recommendations regarding civilian and military personnel deployed in CSDP missions and operations in particular in the areas of force generation, training and the national follow-up on crimes and offences perpetrated during deployment.
Annalisa Creta is research fellow of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy, specialised in civilian crisis management with a particular focus on training issues. Petteri Taitto is affiliated with the Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland as principal scientist. Alberto di Martino is full professor of criminal law at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy.
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Highlights - Study “Challenges to freedom of the seas and maritime rivalry in Asia" - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 15:48
China’s New Maritime Silk Road policy poses geostrategic challenges and offers some opportunities for the US and its allies in Asia-Pacific. To offset China’s westward focus, the US seeks to create a global alliance strategy with the aim to maintain a balance of power in Eurasia, to avoid a strong Russia-China or China-EU partnership fostered on economic cooperation.
For the EU, the 'One Belt, One Road' (OBOR) initiative by improving infrastructure may contribute to economic development in neighbouring countries and in Africa but present also risks in terms of unfair economic competition and increased Chinese domination. Furthermore, China's behaviour in the South China Sea and rebuff of the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, in July 2016, put the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) at risk with possible consequences to freedom of the seas. Increasing relations with China could also affect EU-US relations at a time of China-US tension. To face these challenges, a stronger EU, taking more responsibility in Defence and Security, including inside NATO, is needed.
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At a Glance - Policy Departments’ Monthly Highlights - April 2017 - PE 600.420 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Committee on Budgets - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs -...

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 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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Workshops - Civilian and military personnel for CSDP missions and operations - 26-01-2017 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 10:34
The workshop was organised on January 26, 2017 at the initiative of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) with the aim to highlight trends, challenges and recommendations regarding civilian and military personnel deployed in CSDP missions and operations in particular in the areas of force generation, training and the national follow-up on crimes and offences perpetrated during deployment.
Annalisa Creta is research fellow of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy, specialised in civilian crisis management with a particular focus on training issues. Petteri Taitto is affiliated with the Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland as principal scientist. Alberto di Martino is full professor of criminal law at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 4B001
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Hearings - The East and South China Sea Tensions - Implications for Global Security - 22-03-2017 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 15:19
The East and South China Sea is a strategic maritime link and a major trade route with rich fishing grounds and oil and gas reserves. Mounting conflicts between neighbouring countries (in particular China, the Philippines and Vietnam) have resulted in growing security tension and militarisation of the region. The hearing will therefore address security implications of the territorial disputes for global and European security, and the role the EU could play in easing tensions in the region.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001
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Presentation by Dr. Eva Pejsova, Senior analyst, EUISS
Presentation by Dr. Frans-Paul van der Putten, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael
Presentation by Prof. Bernard Oxman, University of Miami
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Workshops - Workshop: Implementation of the EU arms export control system - 12-04-2017 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 15:07
On 12 April, the SEDE committee will organise a workshop on the implementation of the EU's arms export control system, in the context of its work on the annual report on arms exports. The workshop will focus on the issues of strengthening compliance with the Council common position governing control of exports of military technology and equipment, compliance with reporting obligations, increasing transparency and public scrutiny, and the development of the EU's institutional framework.
Location : Altiero Spinelli building 3G-3
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Highlights - Workshop: Implementation of the EU arms export control system - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 14:55
On 12 April, the SEDE committee will organise a workshop on the implementation of the EU's arms export control system, in the context of its work on the annual report on arms exports. The workshop will focus on the issues of strengthening compliance with the Council common position governing control of exports of military technology and equipment, compliance with reporting obligations, increasing transparency and public scrutiny, and the development of the EU's institutional framework.
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Highlights - US security and defence policy - implications for Europe - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 13:15
On 22 March, the SEDE committee welcomed preeminent experts on transatlantic relations to discuss the implications of US security and defence policy for the EU. Ian Lesser, Vice President for Foreign Policy, German Marshall Fund, Steven Blockmans, Senior Research Fellow at CEPS and Jan Joel Andersson, Senior Analyst at the European Union Institute for Security Studies provided Members with their take on the challenges and opportunities created by the Trump administration.
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Presentation by Jan Joel Andersson, Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies
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Highlights - Japan’s defence and security policy reform and its impact on regional security - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 13:00
On 22 March, the SEDE committee will discuss with H.E. Kazuo Kodama, Ambassador of Japan to the EU, Mr Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and Pacific, EEAS and Ms Theresa Fallon, Director of the Centre for Russia, Europe and Asia Studies (CREAS), the implementation of the recent Japan’s defence and security policy reform, its impact on regional security, as well as the development of Japan’s political, security and military cooperation with the countries of the region.
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Presentation by Kazuo Kodama, Ambassador of Japan to the EU
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 12:42

will take place on Tuesday 11 April, 15:00-18:30 and Wednesday 12 April 2017, 9.00-12:30 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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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 09:08 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 14:02
Length of video : 126'
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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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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 16:51 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 09:10
Length of video : 107'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 15:18 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 18:14
Length of video : 83'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 09:05 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 14:04
Length of video : 194'
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Highlights - Presentation of Studies at SEDE - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 14:35
On 23 March, the study “Challenges to freedom of the seas and maritime rivalry in Asia" and the study "Cybersecurity in the CSDP - Challenges and risks for the EU" will be presented at SEDE committee.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Hearings - The East and South China Sea Tensions - Implications for Global Security - 22-03-2017 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 15:18
The East and South China Sea is a strategic maritime link and a major trade route with rich fishing grounds and oil and gas reserves. Mounting conflicts between neighbouring countries (in particular China, the Philippines and Vietnam) have resulted in growing security tension and militarisation of the region. The hearing will therefore address security implications of the territorial disputes for global and European security, and the role the EU could play in easing tensions in the region.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001
Further information
Draft programme
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