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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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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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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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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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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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Press release
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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.
Subcommittee on Security and Defence

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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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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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