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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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Study - Towards More Effective Global Humanitarian Action: How the EU Can Contribute - PE 549.048 - Subcommittee on Human Rights - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Development

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 00:00
The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in May 2016 will be the culmination of a global consultation process. The three-year initiative responds to the need to adapt the humanitarian system in order to make humanitarian action more efficient and effective in keeping pace with the rapidly changing context of emergencies. Consultations leading up to the Summit have provided the opportunity to gain perspectives from different regions of the world. As a result, three main priorities have been highlighted: the need for humanitarians to protect and preserve the dignity of people affected by conflict and disaster; a call to find innovative and sustainable ways of meeting people's needs; and a demand from the global South to 'localise' humanitarian response by strengthening local, national and regional capacities to prevent, manage and respond to crisis. There is potential for the European Union (EU) to take a leadership role in the process and influence the WHS outcome. ECHO´s new need assessment tools and the Linking Relief Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD) as well as Resilience approaches offer a framework for responding to the challenges posed by protracted crises. This study recommends that the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid should be applied as a model for a 'Global Consensus on Humanitarian Action' or a 'Global Compact' recognising the diversity of today's humanitarian response system while taking advantage of all actors' complementary role. Furthermore, the EU and member states must commit to placing protection at the centre of humanitarian action and ensure that the EU´s humanitarian aid is not regarded as a crisis management tool, and allowed to become an instrument of its foreign policy.
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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
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Poster
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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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