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In-Depth Analysis - G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau: A Tighter Agenda, with Wider Impact? - PE 549.041 - Committee on International Trade - Committee on Development - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Subcommittee on Human Rights - Committee on Foreign...

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 00:00
The 7-8 June 2015 Group of Seven (G7) summit in Schloss Elmau (Germany) marked the second meeting of seven leading industrialised nations without Russia since the disbanding of the Group of Eight (G8). The group's smaller configuration – a response to Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea – appears here to stay. The summit provided an opportunity for G7 leaders to discuss a number of topics pertaining to foreign policy, economy, health, energy, climate and sustainable development. Ukraine and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) featured prominently on the meeting’s agenda, as did discussions on to the post-2015 development and climate agendas. The revival of the G7 has served to ensure its members' unity on key policy files, shape joint policy responses and influence EU policies and global governance, particularly through its nexus with the Group of 20 (G20), the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The German presidency of G7 has been praised its inclusive approach ahead of the summit, with consultations conducted with non-governmental stakeholders.
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Study - State of Play of the Implementation of EDA's Pooling and Sharing Initiatives and Its Impact on the European Defence Industry - PE 534.988 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 00:00
This study examines the state of 'Pooling and Sharing' (P&S) at EU and Member State (MS) level. Instead of the demanded change in mindset, we witness another episode in the traditional struggle to make classic defence cooperation work. The marginal results of P&S are not yet adequate to the size of problems. The cooperation initiative misses definitions of success, useful models of cooperation and a permanent monitoring of opportunities and capabilities. MS make progress at a snail’s pace: many projects kicked off in the first phase of P&S are still in their early stages and thus do not deliver capabilities. At the same time, Member States paralyse efforts of the EDA. NATO has not performed much better. This underlines that the core of the problem remains the sovereignty question within Member States. The developments have to be seen against the simultaneous evolution of the European defence landscape: budgets and capabilities have been cut further. Member States have lost time and money but most importantly, they have also lost many options to safeguard capabilities through pooling or sharing. The European Parliament should encourage first, a new politico-military flagship project around which defence can be organised, second, an efficiency perspective towards spending and procuring capabilities; third, the discussion on the future of sovereignty in defence; and fourth, a European Defence Review that offers a sober assessment of the current and future European defence landscape, including the opportunities for cooperation. This would enable a public debate on Europe with or without defence.
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Hearings - The implementation of the Solidarity Clause - 16-06-2015 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Tue, 09/06/2015 - 13:58
Public hearing "The implementation of the Solidarity Clause"
Location : Altiero Spinelli, room 1E-2, European Parliament
Poster
Poster
Programme
Draft programme
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Study - Towards a New European Security Strategy? Assessing the Impact of Changes in the Global Security Environment - PE 534.989 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Tue, 09/06/2015 - 00:00
As work on a new European Security Strategy begins, this briefing examines the impact of changes in the security environment of Europe. It argues in favour of an ambitious new security strategy which, twelve years after the adoption of the 2003 European Security Strategy, is most needed in a degraded security environment. It looks back at the process and content of that document and identifies its successes environment since 2003. Mapping those changes, the report points at new threats and challenges and the changing nature of conflict. It also focuses on the and North Africa, which have challenged the assessment that Europe is not facing threats on its borders. The briefing presents an assessment of the changes in the institutional and political architecture of the EU in the post-Lisbon context, which is significantly different from the 2003 institutional environment. It emphasises the multiple tools the EU is using to develop its security policy. Finally, the briefing provides some recommendations for the process and the substance of the starting strategic review and future strategy.
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Hearings - The implementation of the Solidarity Clause - 16-06-2015 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 15:50
Public hearing "The implementation of the Solidarity Clause"
Location : Altiero Spinelli, room 1E-2, European Parliament
Poster
Poster
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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 10:29 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 15:03
Length of video : 93'
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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 09:15 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Subcommittee on Human Rights - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 14:38
Length of video : 63'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 15:10 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 09:43
Length of video : 131'
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Briefing - The European Year for Development: Peace and Stability - PE 549.037 - Subcommittee on Human Rights - Committee on Development - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 00:00
Conflict and poverty have a circular relation: violence negatively affects development and vice versa – poverty is often one of the root causes of conflict. The EU has long recognised the need for conflict prevention, resolution and peace building, as well as for addressing the root causes of conflict, which include poverty, weak governance and human rights abuses. The EU increasingly works to better harmonise its security and development objectives, as well as to coordinate its external policy tools in a 'comprehensive approach'. The European Parliament (EP) has welcomed this coordination, while also asking that anti-poverty objectives not be marginalised, and that humanitarian aid not serve political ends. The EU has dedicated financial instruments for promoting peace; they include the African Peace Facility and the Instrument contributing to Security and Peace. The EP has also underscored the need for a long-term engagement with fragile states and for ensuring that women participate in resolving conflicts and building democracy.
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 09:07 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 06/05/2015 - 14:54
Length of video : 199'
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Hearings - The implementation of the security research programme for conflict prevention. - 06-05-2015 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 04/05/2015 - 16:31
Public hearing "The implementation of the security research programme for conflict prevention and peace building".
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001
Programme
Draft progarmme
Poster
Poster
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Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 20 April 2015 - 15:15 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 09:15
Length of video : 164'
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