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Security and Defence Subcommittee (SEDE) - European Parliament

Highlights - Public hearing: Securing the External Borders of the EU - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 09:37
The current crises in the EU neighbourhood demonstrate how deeply the EU’s internal and external security interlink, how essential it is for the EU and for its Member States to ensure effective and appropriate controls over the external borders. The SEDE/LIBE joint hearing on 20 April will in particular address how the EU's naval operation to combat people smuggling in the Mediterranean, border assistance and capability building in the Sahel, and Frontex operations function in concert.
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Briefing - Migration and Asylum: A Challenge for Europe - PE 568.996 - Committee on Budgets - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Development - Committee on Foreign Affairs -...

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 00:00
The latest response to the situation of refugees in the European Union is the "European Agenda on Migration", which aims to strengthen the common migration and asylum policy. This leaflet provides extracts from relevant supporting analyses prepared by European Parliament’s policy departments for different EP's committees.
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Highlights - Study "The future of EU Defence Research" - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 14:24
There is an increasing demand for the EU to become a ‘Security Provider’ notably from the U.S., but also from the Member States and from the European citizens. In December 2013 the European Council has requested to implement a preparatory action on CSDP related research. This programme will start in 2017 and run for three years. The study depicts the size, the shape and the steps to be taken towards the setting-up of a full-fledged EU programme in defence research.
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Presentation by Maître Mauro and Professor Thoma
Study "The future of EU Defence Research"
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Study - The Future of EU Defence Research - PE 535.003 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 00:00
There is an increasing demand for the EU to become a ‘Security Provider’. This demand comes from Europe’s best ally, namely the U.S., but also from Member States themselves. For the first time ever the defence solidarity clause of article 42.7 of the Treaty on European Union was invoked in November 2015. Ultimately the demand to put ‘more defence in the Union’ comes from European citizens who wonder why Europe does not protect them in the current turmoil. From the answer to this question depends not only Europe’s ‘strategic autonomy’, but possibly the future of the whole European project. Several steps have already been initiated to answer the call for more defence in Europe. Since the beginning of his mandate, President Juncker has declared defence a ‘priority’, called for the implementation of the Permanent Structured Cooperation enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty and reiterated the long term vision of a ’European army’. In June 2016, a ‘global strategy’ will be issued and a Commission Defence Action Plan should follow by the end of 2016. A ‘Pilot Project’, adopted by the European Parliament in autumn 2014, has been launched and should open the path to a ‘Preparatory Action on Defence Research’ that may be voted in 2016 for the 2017-2020 budgets. A natural underpinning of those efforts should be the undertaking of a full-fledged Union programme in defence research. The size, the shape and the steps to be taken towards setting it up are the subject of the present report.
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Highlights - Statement by Anna Fotyga, Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 22/03/2016 - 12:39
"I strongly condemn today’s dreadful terrorist attacks in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the seat of many international organizations and institutions. I convey my deepest condolences to the families of the innocent victims and I wish a quick recovery to those injured."
"As Europeans we must stand united with Belgium in condemning and combatting terrorism in all its forms. 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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Hearings - The review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty - 29-01-2015 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 17:28
The Subcommittee held a Public Hearing on the Review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) which is due in 2015, with experts from think tanks, NGOs and the EEAS.
Location : Brussels, room Altiero Spinelli 1G2
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Presentation by Rebecca Johnson, Director, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy
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Hearings - The crisis in Syria and the role of international and regional actors - 16-03-2016 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 15:34
The public hearing "The crisis in Syria and the role of international and regional actors: security implications for Europe" was held on 16 March with researchers closely working on the issue and a representative from the EEAS. The hearing provided a better understanding of the situation on the ground, a vital requirement for bringing the conflict to an end.
Location : Altiero Spinelli 3G-2
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Presentation by Michael Benhamou
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Hearings - The crisis in Syria and the role of international and regional actors - 16-03-2016 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 18/03/2016 - 11:19
The public hearing "The crisis in Syria and the role of international and regional actors: security implications for Europe" was be held on 16 March with researchers closely working on the issue and a representative from the EEAS. The hearing provided a better understanding of the situation on the ground, a vital requirement for bringing the conflict to an end.
Location : Altiero Spinelli 3G-2
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Presentation by Michael Benhamou
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Highlights - Hearing on the crisis in Syria and the role of international and regional actors - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 17/03/2016 - 10:20
The public hearing "The crisis in Syria and the role of international and regional actors: security implications for Europe" was held on 16 March with researchers closely working on the issue and a representative from the EEAS. The hearing provided a better understanding of the situation on the ground, a vital requirement for bringing the conflict to an end.
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Programme
Presentation by Michael Benhamou, Researcher and former Fellow at the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
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Highlights - Securing commercial shipping lanes against piracy - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 17/03/2016 - 10:09
On 16 March, SEDE held an exchange of views on securing commercial shipping lanes against piracy with representatives from EU NAVFOR Somalia, the Baltic and International Maritime Council and the European Commission. Please find below the presentations by the speakers.
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Presentation by Simon Church, Industry Liaison Officer EU NAVFOR
Presentation by Giles Noakes, Chief Maritime Security Officer, BIMCO
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 15:05 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 17/03/2016 - 10:05
Length of video : 155'
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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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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 17/03/2016 - 09:58

will take place on Wednesday 20 April, 9:00-12:30 and 15:00-18:30, and Thursday 21 April, 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 - Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 09:32 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 16/03/2016 - 14:35
Length of video : 162'
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Highlights - Study presentation "The future of EU Defence Research" - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 14:15
The authors of the Study "The future of EU Defence Research" will elaborate on their methodology and their findings regarding the funding of defence research under the next multiannual financial framework of the EU.
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draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - Amendments to be discussed in SEDE - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 11:56
At its meeting on 16 March, SEDE will discuss the amendments to the draft report on Peace Support Operations - EU engagement with the UN and the African Union: Rapporteur Geoffrey VAN ORDEN (ECR, UK) and to the draft report on space capabilities for European security and defence: Rapporteur Bogdan Andrzej ZDROJEWSKI (PPE, PL).
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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