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

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 14:34

will take place on Wednesday 15 June, 9:00-12:30 and 15:00-18:30 and Thursday 16 June, 9:00-12:30 in Brussels.


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Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 30 May 2016 - 15:12 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 08:54
Length of video : 123'
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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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Highlights - Preparatory Action on CSDP-related research - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 11:43
Following the impetus by the European Council in December 2013, emphasizing that defence investments are the key to develop, deploy and sustain military capabilities in the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy, the European Commission and the European Defence Agency, have worked on establishing a preparatory action on CSDP research. The Commission will present the relevant terms and provide an outlook on the implementation of the preparatory action at SEDE meeting on 30 May 2016.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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In-Depth Analysis - EU Strategic Communications with a View to Counteracting Propaganda - PE 578.008 - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 00:00
Emanating from Russia in the east and the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the south, the EU has been increasingly hit by destabilising messages amounting – in different forms and to different degrees – to coherent hostile ‘strategic communications’ campaigns, or the processes of infusing communications activities with an agenda or plan to impact the behaviour of a target audience. Both Russia and ISIL have engaged in aggressive messaging and deceptive media campaigns, albeit with distinct narratives, targets and audiences. This paper analyses the ‘what’ and the ‘how’: the respective narratives of each actor, their specificities, their similarities and their differences. The analysis also draws attention to strategic communications efforts undertaken by the EU, which are vectored into defensive (react and respond) and offensive (probe and push) dimensions. This understanding of the present context finally allows for an evaluation of what actions can be taken to enhance the effectiveness of the EU’s own strategic communications.
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Highlights - EUMS Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 15:30
On 30 May, SEDE will exchange views with Rear Admiral Waldemar Gluszko, Deputy Director General of the EU Military Staff at the European External Action Service on the Clearing House Mechanism. This Mechanism offers the possibility for the EU to coordinate the provision of military equipment, services and other assets and capabilities coming from Member States, Third States and International Organisations in order to enhance partner countries’ ability to manage crises by themselves.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - SEDE Mission to Georgia on 17-20 May - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 12:05
A 7 Members-delegation of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, led by SEDE Chair Mrs A. Fotyga is travelling to Georgia on 17-20 May. The main objective of the SEDE mission is to visit the EU Monitoring Mission and scrutinise its activities and main challenges. The programme will also include meetings with Georgian authorities – President and Prime Minister, governmental representatives (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Interior) and related parliamentary committees.
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Hearings - Cyber warfare: a real menace to EU security - 21-04-2016 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 14:21
On 21 April, SEDE held a public hearing to address the cyber defence and resilience from the CSDP perspective at the EU level and national levels. How to build the resilience and efficiently protect critical infrastructures? Which are the cyber warfare capabilities in our changing world? Given that cyber security stays high on the European agendas and is one of the Presidency priorities, it will be extremely interesting to gather different experts and hear which their insights are.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001
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Presentation
Presentation by Steve Purser, Head of Core Operations Department, ENISA
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Publications - Meeting documents : SEDE Meeting on 20-21 April 2016 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 14:12

Speech by Jacek Bylica, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament, EEAS : [EN]
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Highlights - Combating ISIL in the Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood Countries - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 15:23
On 20 April, SEDE exchanged views with Florence Gaub, EUISS, and Anar Valiyev, ADA University, Baku on how to combat ISIL in the Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood Countries. The attacks in Paris and Brussels have demonstrated the recklessness and tenacity of the terror organisation "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)". Their jihadist ideology has become the blueprint for aspiring terrorist groups and organisations in the Eastern and Southern neighbourhood of the EU.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - Public hearing: "Cyber Warfare: a real menace to EU security" - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 09:39
On 21 April, SEDE held a public hearing to address the cyber defence and resilience from the CSDP perspective at the EU level and national levels. How to build the resilience and efficiently protect critical infrastructures? Which are the cyber warfare capabilities in our changing world? Given that cyber security stays high on the European agendas and is one of the Presidency priorities, it will be extremely interesting to gather different experts and hear which their insights are.
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Hearing programme
Presentation by Steve Purser, Head of Core Operations, European Network Information Security Agency (ENISA)
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Highlights - Nuclear Security Summit and related issues - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 09:34
At its meeting on 21 April, SEDE held and exchange of views with Jacek Bylica, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for non-Proliferation and Disarmament, on the results of the Nuclear Security Summit which took place in Washington D.C. on 31. March and 1. April 2016. The 2016 Summit marks the end of the Nuclear Security Summit process in this format. However, the Work Plan of the 2010 Summit will continue to guide the participating States efforts in the future.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
Speech by Jacek Bylica, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for non-Proliferation and Disarmament, EEAS
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 09:19

will take place on Monday 30 May, 15:00-18:30 in Brussels.


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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 09:18 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 14:45
Length of video : 177'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 15:09 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 10:35
Length of video : 200'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 09:10 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 13:27
Length of video : 158'
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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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Hearings - Cyber warfare: a real menace to EU security - 21-04-2016 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 14:12
On 21 April, SEDE will hold a public hearing to address the cyber defence and resilience from the CSDP perspective at the EU level and national levels. How to build the resilience and efficiently protect critical infrastructures? Which are the cyber warfare capabilities in our changing world? Given that cyber security stays high on the European agendas and is one of the Presidency priorities, it will be extremely interesting to gather different experts and hear which their insights are.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001
Programme
Programme
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Hearings - Securing the External Borders of the EU - 20-04-2016 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 11:06
The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold on 20 April, jointly with the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, a hearing on "Securing the External Borders of the EU - a challenge for External and Internal Security".

The objective of the hearing is to discuss the way the EU's naval operation to combat people smuggling in the Mediterranean, border assistance and capacity building in the Sahel, and Frontex operations function together. The current crises in the EU neighbourhood demonstrate how deeply internal and external security are interlinked.


Location : Room Paul-Henri Spaak (5B001), Brussels
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Highlights - Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: impact on the stability in the South Caucasus - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 11:02
On 20 April, SEDE will hold an exchange of views with Amada Paul, European Policy Centre and a representative from the EEAS (tbc) on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and its impact on the stability in the South Caucasus. In the 1920s, the region was assigned the Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan. Upon the end of the Soviet Union, this frozen conflict escalated into open war which lasted from 1988 to 1994. Recently hostilities erupted again with mutual shelling of positions along the line of contact.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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