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Security and Defence Subcommittee (SEDE) - European Parliament

Hearings - International efforts to combat ISIL: military and strategic dimension - 12-10-2016 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 15:19
An International Coalition including EU Member States is fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and has made considerable progress in the last months. However, the Islamic State is spreading its influence further in North Africa and is conducting terrorist attacks in the Muslim World and in Europe. The hearing aims to look at the situation in Iraq, Syria and North Africa, the progress of the military campaign as well as the perspectives for further engagement against the Islamic State.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 4B001
Programme
Draft programme
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Highlights - Public hearing: International efforts to combat ISIL on 12 October - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 11:59
An International Coalition including EU Member States is fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and has made considerable progress in the last months. However, the Islamic State is spreading its influence further in North Africa and is conducting terrorist attacks in the Muslim World and in Europe. The hearing aims to look at the situation in Iraq, Syria and North Africa, the progress of the military campaign as well as the perspectives for further engagement against the Islamic State.
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Hearing programme
Hearing documents
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Highlights - Implementation of the EU Global Strategy in the area of Security and Defence - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:01
On 12 October, the Subcommittee will discuss the implementation of the EU Global Strategy (EUGS) in the area of Security and Defence with representatives of the European Commission and the EEAS. The VP/HR presented the EUGS in June 2016 and the subsequent implementation plan for the EUGS is due by autumn 2016.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - Public hearing: International efforts to combat ISIL on 12 October - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 11:33
An International Coalition including EU Member States is fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and has made considerable progress in the last months. However, the Islamic State is spreading its influence further in North Africa and is conducting terrorist attacks in the Muslim World and in Europe. The hearing aims to look at the situation in Iraq, Syria and North Africa, the progress of the military campaign as well as the perspectives for further engagement against the Islamic State.
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Hearing programme
Hearing documents
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Highlights - Workshop EU-Saudi Arabia relations on 13 October - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 11:13
Saudi Arabia and Member States have long established relations in the field of armaments cooperation. In 2015, Saudi Arabia spent EUR 75 billion on defence. Yet, it still relies on the security guarantees provided by the United States. Many in Europe have reservations about arms exports to the Kingdom, driven by concerns on the respect of the international humanitarian law in the conflict in Yemen. There is, however, no common European position regarding the defence ties with the country.
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Programme with biographies of speakers
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Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 26 September 2016 - 15:06 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 09:55
Length of video : 164'
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Highlights - Study: EU-led security sector reform - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 20/09/2016 - 14:29
The EU has become a leading multilateral actor in the field of security sector reform (SSR). It continues to face significant challenges that hinder its potential for delivery. This study aims to shed light on the realities faced by SSR policy makers and practitioners. It also provides an assessment of the lessons learnt regarding the complementary process of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration, and highlights a ways forward for the EU as a security provider.
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Study
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Hearings - Development and Security, particularly in the Sahel region - 30-11-2015 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Development

Fri, 16/09/2016 - 14:43
The Subcommittee on Security and Defence and the Committee on Development held a public hearing to discuss the intertwined challenges of development and security and how to address them in a joined-up approach.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001
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Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 5 September 2016 - 15:04 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 10:16
Length of video : 156'
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Highlights - NATO Summit in Warsaw - outcome and main decisions - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 10:10
On 5 September, the Subcommittee exchanged views on the outcome and main decisions of the NATO Summit in Warsaw with representatives from NATO and the EEAS. The Alliance is faced with an evolving complex threat environment. NATO reaffirmed that its countries are united in protecting and defending their indivisible security and common values by fulfilling effectively all three core tasks: collective defence, crisis management and cooperative security.
At the same meeting the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission, and the Secretary General of NATO have issued a joint declaration to give new impetus and new substance to the EU-NATO strategic partnership.
Further information
Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - Draft report on the implementation of CSDP - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 10:09
On 5 September, the Subcommittee considered the draft report on the implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy by Ioan Mircea PAŞCU, S&D. The draft report advocates a thorough revision of the CSDP to better equip Europe in an increasingly unstable and volatile internal and external security environment.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - Draft report on the European Defence Union - postponed to 26 September - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 10:09
On 26 September, the Subcommittee will consider the draft report on the European Defence Union by Urmas Paet, ALDE. This draft advocates the progressive framing of the European Defence Union, with a view to its establishment under the next multiannual political and financial framework of the EU. It also elaborates on the process and the contents of the EU White Book on security and defence and describes preparatory activities which should be launched immediately.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 10:07

will take place on Monday 26 September, 15:00-18:30 in room Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001 in Brussels.

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In-Depth Analysis - Does the New EU Global Strategy Deliver on Security and Defence? - PE 570.472 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 00:00
The Global Strategy for the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy presented by High Representative Federica Mogherini on 28 June 2016 sets out a ‘Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe’, in response to the Member States’ request for a new framework in which the EU can tackle the challenges and key changes to the EU’s environment identified in a strategic assessment carried out in 2015. Many expectations were raised ahead of its publication but it soon became clear that defence would be a central element of the Global Strategy. A number of defence priorities emerged from the exchanges between the main stakeholders: a central role for the common security and defence policy (CSDP); a clear level of ambition with tools to match; emphasis on EU-NATO cooperation; and concrete follow-up measures such as a ‘White Book’ on European defence. Seen in this light, the Global Strategy captures the urgent need to face the challenges of today’s environment and it may prove to be a major turning point in EU foreign policy and security thinking. It emphasizes the value of hard power — including via a strong partnership with NATO — along with soft power. It will not be easy for the Member States to match the level of ambition set in the Global Strategy and its success will be judged in terms of the follow-up and the measures taken to implement it. Could the first step be a White Book on European Defence?
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Highlights - NATO Summit in Warsaw - outcome and main decisions - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 02/09/2016 - 12:02
On 5 September, the Subcommittee will exchange views on the outcome and main decisions of the NATO Summit in Warsaw with representatives from NATO and the EEAS. The Alliance is faced with an evolving complex threat environment. NATO reaffirmed that its countries are united in protecting and defending their indivisible security and common values by fulfilling effectively all three core tasks: collective defence, crisis management and cooperative security.
At the same meeting the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission, and the Secretary General of NATO have issued a joint declaration to give new impetus and new substance to the EU-NATO strategic partnership.
Further information
Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - Draft report on the implementation of CSDP - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 02/09/2016 - 11:47
On 5 September, the Subcommittee will consider the draft report on the implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy by Ioan Mircea PAŞCU, S&D. The draft report advocates a thorough revision of the CSDP to better equip Europe in an increasingly unstable and volatile internal and external security environment.
Further information
Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - Draft report on the European Defence Union - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 02/09/2016 - 11:42
On 5 September, the Subcommittee will consider the draft report on the European Defence Union by Urmas Paet, ALDE. This draft advocates the progressive framing of the European Defence Union, with a view to its establishment under the next multiannual political and financial framework of the EU. It also elaborates on the process and the contents of the EU White Book on security and defence and describes preparatory activities which should be launched immediately.
Further information
Draft agenda and meeting documents
Source : © European Union, 2016 - EP

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