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Press release - Foreign affairs MEPs call for common EU defence policy - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 22:07
The EU should tackle deteriorating security in and around Europe by helping its armed forces to work together better, as a first step in building a common defence policy, say Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs in two resolutions voted on Monday. Ideas include establishing an EU operational headquarters to plan, command and manage crisis management operations, setting a defence spending target of 2% of GDP and launching Common Defence and Security Policy training operation in Iraq.
Subcommittee on Security and Defence
Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Highlights - Workshop: Russian military presence in the Eastern Partnership Countries - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 15:32
The workshop was organized on June 15, 2016 with the aim of assessing the quantitative and qualitative parameters of Russian military presence in the Eastern Partnership Countries, and its implications for European security. Dr. Anna Maria Dyner, Analyst with the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) covered Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Dr. Gaidz Minassian, Senior Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris and Associate Research Fellow at the FRS, covered Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
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Workshop Summary
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 13/10/2016 - 14:21

will take place on Wednesday 9 November, 9:00-12:30 and 15:00-18:30, and Thursday 10 November, 9:00-12:30 in Brussels.

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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 09:12 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 13/10/2016 - 14:00
Length of video : 131'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 15:09 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 13/10/2016 - 10:51
Length of video : 93'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 09:11 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 13:39
Length of video : 187'
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Briefing - The Future of Europe – Thematic Digest - PE 580.854 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - Committee on the Internal...

Tue, 11/10/2016 - 00:00
The European Parliament's Press Service is holding a seminar to provide key media and institutional representatives the opportunity to look into issues of crucial importance to the EU in the coming years, ranging from unemployment and economic stagnation to the refugee crisis and the fight against terrorism. This thematic digest provides selected publications provided by Parliament’s Policy Departments which are relevant to the topic of this seminar.
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Workshops - Russian military presence in the Eastern Partnership countries - 15-06-2016 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 15:43
On 15 June, Security and Defence MEPs will hold a workshop on Russian military presence in the Eastern Partnership Countries (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine and South Caucasus). Together with the researchers they will debate the effects of this military presence and future perspectives.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001
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Workshops - Relations between the EU and Saudi Arabia in the field of security and defence - 13-10-2016 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 15:27
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.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 4B001
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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
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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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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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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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