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Highlights - Security implications of Russian Strategic Communication - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 11:36
At its meeting on 18 February, SEDE will have an exchange of views about the Russian Strategic Communication and information warfare in the Eastern partnership countries. It will consider the risks involved into Russia's ongoing disinformation campaign and assess the progress made in addressing this issue. Guests speakers will include the East Stratcom Task Force created within the EEAS following the decision of the European Council in March 2015 and a representative from NATO.
Further information
Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia: state of play and future perspectives - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 13:32
On 17 February SEDE will exchange views on the state of play and future perspectives of the EUMM Georgia with Kęstutis Jankauskas, Head of Mission of EUMM Georgia and Kenneth Deane, Director of the EU Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability, EEAS.
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Highlights - Draft reports to be discussed on 17-18 February - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 13:20
At its meeting on 17-18 February, SEDE will discuss the draft report on Peace Support Operations - EU engagement with the UN and the African Union, Rapporteur Geoffrey VAN ORDEN (ECR, UK) and the draft report on space capabilities for European security and defence, Rapporteur Bogdan Andrzej ZDROJEWSKI (PPE, PL).
Further information
Draft reports
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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 4 February 2016 - 09:07 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 12:58
Length of video : 88'
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Highlights - Eurocorps: experiences and future perspectives - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 11:44
Eurocorps is a multinational fully deployable and highly autonomous Headquarters that has recently taken part in CSDP military training mission in Mali (EUTM Mali). Lieutenant General Alfredo Ramirez, Commanding General of Eurocorps and Brigadier General Franz Xaver Pfrengle, former Mission Commander of EUTM Mali discussed with SEDE Members this experience as well as future perspectives for Eurocorps on 4 February in Strasbourg. Please find below the presentation.
Further information
draft agenda and meeting documents
Presentation by General Ramirez and Pfrengle
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 11:30

will take place on 17-18 February, in Brussels.


Organisations or interest groups who wish to apply for access to the European Parliament will find the relevant information below.


Further information
watch the meeting live
Access rights for interest group representatives
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Highlights - Children in armed conflicts: challenges for international action - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 10:36
On 25 January the Subcommittee on Security and Defence jointly with the Subcommittee on Human Rights exchanged views on children in armed conflicts and challenges for international action with Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, United Nations (see link to speech below).
Further information
draft agenda and meeting documents
discours Leila Zerrougui (en FR)
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In-Depth Analysis - Implementation and Review of the European Union-Central Asia Strategy: Recommendations for EU Action - PE 535.019 - Subcommittee on Human Rights - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 00:00
The 2007 European Union (EU) Strategy for Central Asia was reviewed for the fourth time in 2015. Over the last eight years, the EU has successfully established several institutionalised mechanisms for strengthening relations and working with Central Asian governments, including an increased presence on the ground. Despite this, the EU’s engagement in Central Asia is one of limited to no impact. The region has become more unstable; forecast gas deliveries from the region to Europe have so far not materialised; trade is minimal with the exception of EU-Kazakhstan links, democracy is seen by the Central Asian regimes as a threat to their survival; corruption severely undermines economic development and siphons off much of the development aid; and the human rights situation has been backsliding. The EU should not and cannot compete with Russia and China in the region. The EU would do best to focus on a few key areas where it can achieve concrete results. Besides broader economic and some security cooperation, the EU should focus on education in supporting the region’s development while further emphasizing human rights and strengthening political and financial support to civil society.
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In-Depth Analysis - The EU in Central Asia: The Regional Context - PE 535.020 - Subcommittee on Human Rights - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 00:00
Central Asia, located at the centre of the Eurasian continent and straddling the borders of some of the world’s most pressing hot spots, offers economic opportunities and natural resources but also remains insecure and troublesome. For the European Union, the region is not a priority. It is too distant and Brussels experiences difficulties in executing its democratic and value-based agenda on the ground. Regional dynamics have been significantly influenced by many players present in the region; Russia, China and the United States are the most significant. Russia’s position relies on a holistic approach, including military might and the more recent Eurasian narrative. China, pursuing its Silk Road ideas, has no equal in trade and energy. The US has partially retreated from Central Asia and is reviewing its security-centered strategy. Under these circumstances, what should the EU regional approach look like? What are the shared interests and divergent objectives of the actors present in Central Asia? With what actors could the EU cooperate and with whom should it abstain from regional rapprochement? Finally, what options does the EU have to strengthen its posture in the region from a regional and geopolitical perspective?
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Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 25 January 2016 - 17:34 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Subcommittee on Human Rights

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 08:51
Length of video : 72'
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Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 25 January 2016 - 15:10 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 08:50
Length of video : 141'
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Highlights - The military dimension of the Comprehensive Approach: state of play and the way ahead - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 10:02
On 25 January the Subcommittee on Security and Defence will exchange views with General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chairman of the EU Military Committee, on the state of play and the way ahead of the military dimension of the Comprehensive Approach.
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draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - General security situation in Ukraine - EUAM - which role for the EU? - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 15/01/2016 - 12:03
On 25 January the Subcommittee on Security and Defence in association with the EP Delegation to the EU-Ukraine PAC will hold an exchange views with Kenneth Deane, Director CPCC, EEAS and Liubov Nepop, Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, on the general security situation in Ukraine and the EU's role, notably with regard to the EU Advisory Mission in Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine), a civilian mission under the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy.
Further information
draft agenda
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Hearings - Cooperation with third countries and organisations in the field of CSDP - 12-11-2015 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 18/12/2015 - 10:30
The public hearing presented an overview of the current CSDP partnerships with third countries and organisations, the possibilities of evolution and general tendencies.
Location : Altiero Spinelli 1G-2
Programme
Programme
Presentations
Presentation by Rory Keane, Head of the UN Liaison Office for Peace and Security, Brussels
Presentation by Prof. Dr. Joachim A. Koops, Dean of Vesalius College & Director, Global Governance Institute (GGI)
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Highlights - Workshop: Dual use export controls - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 18/12/2015 - 09:50
Although EU Regulation 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items system is in line with the main export control regimes and is seen as a model for others to follow, there are a number of ways in which the regulation could be enhanced and refined.
Part One outlines the current state of play, purpose and implementation of the current regulation. In Part Two, against the backdrop of the European Commission's reform proposal, the effectiveness of the EU's dual-use export controls regime is explored further with regard to its potential contribution to international, national and human security, as well as their impact on EU economic and trade interests. The study concludes that the system's effectiveness could be improved in a number of ways, but that this requires an effort to mobilise political will at different levels and across different institutions within the EU and its Member States, and to enhance human resources, cooperation and capacity-building. The European Parliament should also give consideration on a regular basis to issues relating to the scope and implementation of the regulation, in order to ensure that the objectives continue to be achieved.
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Workshop
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