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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 01/09/2016 - 12:20

will take place on Monday 5 September, 15:00-18:30 in room Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001 in Brussels. Please note that item 4 and 6 have been swapped (item 4: draft report by Mr Pascu on the implementation of the CSDP, item 6: draft report by Mr Paet on the European Defence Union.)

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Highlights - Statement by the AFET/SEDE delegation visiting Mali - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 12:15
A delegation of Members of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Security and Defence and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, led by Anna Fotyga (ECR, PL), Chair of the Subcommittee, travelled to Mali on 19-20 July. The delegation included Mr David McAllister (EPP, DE), Mr Bogdan Zdrojewski (EPP,PL), Mr Gilles Pargneaux (S&D, FR), Mr Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar (S&D, ES), Mr Ryszard Czarnecki (ECR, PL), and Mr Javier Nart (ALDE, ES).

The Members express their deepest condolences to the Malian people and the families of the Malian soldiers who lost their lives during the terrorist attack that took place yesterday, 19 July in Nampala, in the central region of the country.

The delegation was visiting Bamako in order to discuss with the Malian political authorities concerned with foreign, security and defence matters and with related cooperation with the EU, to visit the EU missions on the ground and their international partner missions.

The Delegation of Members travelled to the Koulikoro Training Centre of the EUTM Mali and saw the important work that the EU mission carries out there. The Members were particularly impressed to see the first joint training of the Liaison Officers of from the G5 countries. This is in the framework of the enhancing of cooperation in the Sahel region.

The Members also expressed their high regard for the work and professionalism of both EU Missions' ability to coordinate work with MINSUMA.


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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 12:13

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

NATO Summit in Warsaw- outcome and main decisions

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 and its Members States rely on strong and resilient cyber defences to fulfil the Alliance's core tasks of collective defence, crisis management and cooperative security.

NATO needs to be prepared to defend its networks and operations against the growing sophistication of the cyber threats and attacks it faces. NATO Summit in Warsaw is expected to recognise cyberspace as an operational domain, in addition to air, land and sea. Treating cyberspace as an operational domain will enable the Alliance to better protect its missions and operations, with more focus on training and military planning.


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Highlights - Déclaration de la présidente de SEDE suite à l’attaque terroriste à Nice - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 11:10
„Je suis profondément choquée par les dramatiques attentats en France. Je présente mes plus sincères condoléances aux familles des victimes innocentes qui étaient rassemblées à l’occasion du 14 juillet. En tant qu’Européens nous devons rester unis, avec la France, pour condamner et combattre le terrorisme. La lutte contre le terrorisme doit être globale et, dans le cadre de ses compétences, notre sous-commission restera engagée à contribuer au renforcement de la sécurité internationale.”

Statement of SEDE chair on the terrorist attack in Nice

„I am deeply shocked by the dreadful terrorist attack in Nice. I convey my deepest condolences to the families of the innocent victims, who have gathered to celebrate the French National Day. As Europeans we must stand united with France in condemning and combatting terrorism. The fight against terrorism should be global, and in the frame of its responsibilities, our subcommittee will remain committed to contribute enhancing international security."
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Study - EU-Led Security Sector Reform and Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Cases: Challenges, Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward - PE 535.004 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 00:00
Although 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. In the run-up to the prospective adoption of an EU-wide strategic framework for supporting SSR, this study aims to shed light on the realities faced by SSR policy makers and practitioners. By looking at the EU’s SSR track record, as well its involvement in the complementary process of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR), this study provides an assessment of the lessons learnt and highlights the ways forward for the EU as a security provider, particularly ahead of the launch of its maiden Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS).
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 15:07 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 17:36
Length of video : 85'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 09:10 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 14:37
Length of video : 203'
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 14:57

will take place on Wednesday 13 July, 9:00-12:30 and 15:00-17:00 in room Paul-Henri Spaak 4B001 in Brussels (the last item is cancelled).


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Highlights - Findings of the European High Level Task Force on Conflict Zones - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 08/07/2016 - 11:42
On 13 July, the Subcommittee will exchange of views with Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on the findings of the European High Level Task Force on Conflict Zones. This Task force was created upon the tragic event of the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over the Ukraine to respond effectively to risks associated with overflight of zones of conflict or armed insurgency.
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Highlights - Iraq: security challenges - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 08/07/2016 - 11:41
On 13 July, the Subcommittee will hold an exchange of views on the security challenges in Iraq with Rosamaria Gili, Deputy Head of Division for GCC countries, Iraq and Yemen, EEAS and Kawa Hassan, Director, Middle East and North Africa Program, EastWest Institute.
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Study - EU Arctic Policy in Regional Context - PE 578.017 - Subcommittee on Human Rights - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Development - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 00:00
EU Arctic policy has evolved significantly in recent years, culminating in the April 2016 Joint Communication from the European Commission and the HRVP for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The Communication focuses on the environment and climate change, sustainable development, and peaceful international cooperation, with overarching support for scientific research. This coincides with most of the priorities of the EU’s Arctic Member States, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The Communication does not focus on security issues or on hydrocarbon development. Arctic oil and gas are not the primary keys to EU energy security, but do play a role, and are important for the EU’s two main suppliers, Norway and Russia – sustainable management of these resources is in the EU’s interest. While the region has been a model for cooperation – Arctic collaboration with Russia continues via multiple mechanisms, despite wider tensions. That it will remain so cannot be taken for granted. The EU supports peaceful Arctic cooperation via multiple mechanisms, including the Arctic Council, the Barents-Euro Arctic Council, and via multiple cross-border collaboration platforms. As the EU becomes increasingly engaged in Arctic issues, continued focus on policy coherence, engagement with other Arctic stakeholders, and the priorities of the region’s citizens will be essential.
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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 11:18 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 17:42
Length of video : 90'
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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 09:09 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Subcommittee on Human Rights

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 12:30
Length of video : 83'
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