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Highlights - Countering Violent Extremism - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 10:45
On 15 October the Subcommittee on Security and Defence will hold an exchange views with Maqsoud Kruse, Executive Director of Hedayah, International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism and Hannah Daniel, Consultant, Counter Extremism Project.
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Highlights - Public hearing on the situation of women in armed conflicts - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 11:52
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the landmark resolution, FEMM committee, jointly with DROI and SEDE committees will hold a public hearing on the situation of women in armed conflicts, in the context of the1325 UN Security Council resolution on Women, Peace and Security. The public hearing will take place on 15 October 2015 from 15.00 to 17.00, in meeting room ASP 3 E2, in Brussels. Four relevant experts will participate in the hearing: Ms Sara Lindvall, field representative of Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation Syria; Soeur Angelique Namaika, Coordinator of NGO CRAD, Democratic Republic of Congo; Ms Janet Benshoof, President, Global Justice Center, USA; and Mr Stefan Joseph Camilleri, Action Officer at EU Military Staff - Horn of Africa, CIMIC, Human Rights & Gender Issues, European External Action Service.
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Study - Workshop: Dual use export controls - PE 535.000 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on Legal Affairs - Subcommittee on Human...

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 00:00
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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In-Depth Analysis - The Lisbon Treaty's Provisions on CFSP/CSDP - State of Implementation - PE 570.446 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 00:00
Since the Treaty of Lisbon entered into force in December 2009, major efforts have been made to implement the new institutional set-up it created: the EU has acquired legal personality, the post of Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy has been created, the European External Action Service has been operationalised, and the EU Delegations around the world have boosted the EU’s presence and increased diplomatic and policy outreach. The European Parliament has also acquired a greater role thanks to the Lisbon Treaty, particularly in the fields of foreign policy oversight and budgetary scrutiny. Nevertheless, many provisions of the Lisbon Treaty, designed to provide a boost to foreign, security and defence policies, remain non-implemented owing to a lack of political support stemming from the fears of some EU Member States of the creation of a ‘two-speed Europe’ and loss of control over these fields in favour of the EU institutions.
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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 1 October 2015 - 09:38 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 01/10/2015 - 15:35
Length of video : 178'
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Highlights - The European Gendarmerie Force at the service of the CSDP - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 13:46
On 1 October he Subcommittee on Security and Defence will exchange views with Colonel Philippe Rio, Commander of the European Gendarmerie Force (EGF) on how to strengthen cooperation between the EGF and the EU resulting in a faster and more efficient deployment of civilian/military personnel in CSDP missions. The recent experience of the EGF in the Central African Republic (in the framework of EUFOR RCA) or in Mali (through EUCAP Sahel Mali) is particularly relevant in this respect.
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Highlights - Hybrid Warfare - threats and challenges - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 10:04
On 1 October the Subcommittee on Security and Defence will exchange views with representatives of NATO, the EEAS and the Latvian Ministry of Defence on the threats and challenges posed by hybrid warfare. Hybrid warfare combines different types of threats, including conventional, subversion and cyber. To counter hybrid warfare threats the intensified EU-NATO cooperation would be needed. How to build the resilience to hybrid tactics? Are EU Member States prepared for this challenge?
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Highlights - The state of play of EU military missions and operations - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 24/09/2015 - 12:19
At present the European Union conducts six military operations and eleven civilian missions. On 22 September the Subcommittee on Security and Defence exchanged views with Lieutenant General Wolfgang Wosolsobe, the Director General of the EU Military Staff, on the state of play of the EU military operations and the complementarity with the EU's civilian missions where applicable. Please find below the press release on present and future EU military operations in the Mediterranean.
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 23/09/2015 - 15:35
will take place on Thursday 1 October 9:30-12:30, in Brussels.

The meetings will be webstreamed and you can watch them either live or in the archives (see link below).

Organisations or interest groups who wish to apply for access to the European Parliament will find the relevant information below.
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Article - Refugee crisis: present and future EU military operations in the Mediterranean - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 23/09/2015 - 12:27
The EU military operation against people smugglers in the Mediterranean is about to enter its next phase. After gathering intelligence and setting up the structure, the operation will now focus on arresting traffickers and disabling smugglers vessel. The details of the operation were discussed by MEPs during a meeting of the security and defence subcommittee on 22 September.
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 09:09 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 22/09/2015 - 13:45
Length of video : 210'
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Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 21 September 2015 - 15:09 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 22/09/2015 - 10:31
Length of video : 139'
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Highlights - Arms export - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 15:13
On 21 September the Subcommittee will consider the draft report on arms export by Bodil Valero (Verts/ALE - SV). An exchange of views will follow with Pierre-Arnaud Lotton, Chair of COARM, EEAS.
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Highlights - The future of European drone programmes - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 14/09/2015 - 14:22
On 22 September the Subcommittee will debate the future of European drone programmes with representatives of the European Defence Agency and the European Commission.
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