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Highlights - The EU role at the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 10/09/2015 - 13:34
On 21 September the Subcommittee will exchange views on the EU role of the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference with Jacek Bylica, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, EEAS.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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In-Depth Analysis - Japan: Foreign and Security Policy at a Crossroads - PE 549.065 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 00:00
On 16 July 2015, the Lower House of Japan’s Diet (the House of Representatives) approved a controversial package significantly reducing barriers to the deployment of Japanese defence forces overseas. This is the most significant change to have been made to Japan’s security and defence policy since World War II. The reforms promoted by Prime Minister Abe represent a fundamental shift in Japan’s foreign and security policy since WWII. Abe’s reforms are the logical consequence of a process of revision started more than twenty years ago with the end of the Cold War and later fuelled by the need to contest and contain the rising of China as a regional and global power. These reforms, including the reinterpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, have been undertaken in a context of constantly shifting regional balance in the Asia-Pacific region, where Japan has been increasingly threatened by both China and North Korea. This has prompted a significant upgrade in relations with the US and may pave the way for a new phase of Japanese foreign policy, but also has a negative impact on Japan’s already lukewarm relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Koreas.
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Press release - Luxembourg Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees - Committee on International Trade - Committee on Development - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Committee on Budgets - Committee on Budgetary Control - Committee on Economic and...

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 11:20
The priorities of Luxembourg EU Council Presidency will be outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Luxembourg ministers in a series of meetings to be held during this week.
Committee on International Trade
Committee on Development
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Committee on Budgets
Committee on Budgetary Control
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Committee on Legal Affairs
Committee on Culture and Education
Committee on Constitutional Affairs
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Committee on Petitions
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Subcommittee on Human Rights
Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
Subcommittee on Security and Defence
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Committee on Regional Development
Committee on Transport and Tourism
Committee on Fisheries
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 15:14 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 10:04
Length of video : 111'
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 09:07 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 14:47
Length of video : 206'
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Hearings - Arms export controls - 14-07-2015 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 10/07/2015 - 09:26
Public hearing "Arms export controls"
Location : Altiero Spinelli, room A1E-2
Programme
Programme
Poster
Poster
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Study - China’s Foreign Policy and External Relations - PE 549.057 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on International Trade - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:00
This study provides an overview of China’s current approach to foreign policy and external relations. It focuses more particularly on the role and actions of China in global governance, its territorial claims and relations with countries in Asia, and its emergence as an important actor in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood. It assesses the implications for the EU and makes recommendations on how the EU should deepen its strategic partnership with China. The study argues that China has not made a unilateral and exclusive turn towards assertiveness in its foreign policy. China’s foreign policy assertiveness represents a policy choice that should be understood in the broader context of its external relations, which is one of uncertainty. Both the impact of China’s emergence in international affairs and the use China intends to make of its power and influence remain uncertain. This uncertainty is explained by the interdependence between a number of international and domestic factors as well as by the absence of a grand strategy. The uncertainty in China’s foreign policy opens avenues for the EU to influence China and further deepen the scope of the EU-China Strategic Partnership.
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At a Glance - Policy Departments’ Monthly Highlights - July 2015 - PE 544.573 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Committee on Budgetary Control - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Committee on Budgets -...

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 00:00
The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 16:15 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 11:21
Length of video : 124'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 15:03 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 11:14
Length of video : 68'
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In-Depth Analysis - Pakistan and China: 'Iron Brothers' Forever? - PE 549.052 - Subcommittee on Human Rights - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Development - Committee on International Trade - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 00:00
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the People's Republic of China have enjoyed long-lasting and friendly ties – despite their ideological differences, evident in their very names. The two share far more than a 520 kilometre border, as underscored by the April 2015 visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pakistan. On that trip – his first trip abroad in 2015 – Xi announced a EUR 41.30-billion commitment to building a multi-faceted network called the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The CPEC can be understood as part of China's 'pivot to Asia' and plays a role in Beijing's broader 'One Belt One Road' initiative. If completed, the CPEC has the potential to fundamentally alter South Asia's economy and geopolitics.
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Study - Evaluation of the EU-India Strategic Partnership and the Potential for its Revitalisation - PE 534.987 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Committee on International Trade

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 00:00
The EU-India strategic partnership has lost momentum. Bilateral ties are not receiving sufficient priority from both sides. Economics remains at the core of this relationship. Since negotiations on the Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) may take time to be concluded, EU-India ties should not be held hostage to developments at BTIA level. On defence and security matters, India deals with EU Member States directly and has a good framework for cooperation with major European powers. The recent Indian decision to buy Rafale jets from France will also have long-term implications for EU-India links. Unlike its partnerships with the US and Russia, India has yet to discover the relevance of EU-India relations within evolving Asian security and economic architecture. Growing Indo-American relations and the close transatlantic partnership could provide new opportunities to work together. Collaboration in research and innovation has expanded significantly and dialogues on global governance, energy, counter-terrorism, migration and mobility as well as human rights all show great potential. New dialogues could be initiated on Afghanistan, maritime security, development cooperation and the Middle-East. Indian engagement in resolving the Ukraine crisis could be explored.
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 10:33 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on International Trade

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 15:02
Length of video : 120'
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 16:46 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 10:44
Length of video : 87'
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Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 15:05 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 10:42
Length of video : 87'
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