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Security and Defence Subcommittee (SEDE) - European Parliament

Highlights - The Warsaw NATO Summit - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 15:31
The NATO Summit in Warsaw will be a key meeting to decide on next steps in ensuring the Alliance’s collective defence. Strengthening and modernizing NATO’s defence and deterrence posture will be at the core business of the Summit. To successfully adapt NATO to a rapidly changing security environment, the Warsaw Summit will need to consider in its deliberations several relevant and highly important issues.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - White Book on Security and Defence - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 13:04
On 16 June, the former NATO secretary general and the EU high representative Javier Solana presented the main findings of the study on the EU security and defence, which will feed in the future own-initiative report on the EU defence union to be drafted by Urmas Paet (ALDE, EE).
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Draft agenda
Study: On the way towards a European Defence Union - A White Book as a first step
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Highlights - The use of drones and the fight against terrorism : the impact on human rights - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 11:41
The objective of this joint DROI/SEDE hearing on 30 June from 9.00-11.00, is to assess whether the use of drones complies with international law including respect for human rights and international humanitarian law. Issues related to civilian casualties and impact on affected communities, the question of transparency and accountability as well as the need for meaningful compensation mechanisms will also be addressed.
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Draft Programme
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Hearings - The use of drones and the fight against terrorism - the impact on human rights - 30-06-2016 - Subcommittee on Human Rights - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 16:00
The objective of this hearing, on 30 June from 9.00-11.00, is to assess whether the use of drones complies with international law including respect for human rights and international humanitarian law. Issues related to civilian casualties and impact on affected communities, the question of transparency and accountability as well as the need for meaningful compensation mechanisms will also be addressed.
Location : PHS 4B001, BRUSSELS
Programme
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Latest news - The next SEDE meeting - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 12:47

will take place on Thursday 30 June, 9:00-11:00 (room Paul-Henri Spaak 4B001) and 11:15-12:45 (room Altiero Spinelli 5E-2) in Brussels.


Organisations or interest groups who wish to apply for access to the European Parliament will find the relevant information below.


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watch the meeting live
Access rights for interest group representatives
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In-Depth Analysis - An EU Strategy for Relations with Iran after the Nuclear Deal - PE 578.005 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 00:00
This report outlines the potential for a more structured and strategic relationship between the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Iran following the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). To both address areas of disagreement and complaints, as well as pursue common interests and matters of mutual benefit, the EU needs to put in place an institutional framework that can withstand the various setbacks that have, to date, derailed all previous efforts of political dialogue. There are a number of areas where both actors can benefit from cooperation; trade, environmental and sustainability issues, education, and combatting drug trade. Even when pursuing more contentious issues such as human rights, having a strategic and fully-fledged multilevel relationship will be helpful. There are also a number of political crisis in the region (ISIS, migration) where reaching a solution without Iranian involvement will either be unnecessarily costly or near impossible.
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Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 09:11 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 13:48
Length of video : 187'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 15:03 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 10:07
Length of video : 145'
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 09:15 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 13:46
Length of video : 185'
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Highlights - Statement of SEDE chair on recent terrorist attacks - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Wed, 15/06/2016 - 13:45
"I condemn in the strongest terms the atrocious terrorist attacks that have taken place in recent weeks, notably in Baghdad, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and most recently in Orlando. I express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the innocent victims and I wish a quick recovery to those injured."
"Terrorism cannot be justified by any reason or ideology. We must stand united with all the states affected by acts of terrorism in condemning and combatting it in all its forms. The fight against terrorism should be global and, in the frame of its responsibilities, our subcommittee will remain committed to enhancing international security."
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Highlights - White Book on Security and Defence - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 14:34
On 16 June, the former NATO secretary general and the EU high representative Javier Solana will present the main findings of the study on the EU security and defence, which will feed in the future own-initiative report on the EU defence union to be drafted by Urmas Paet (ALDE, EE).
Further information
Draft agenda
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Highlights - Russian military presence in the Eastern Partnership Countries - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 14:29
On 15 June, Security and Defence MEPs will hold a workshop on Russian military presence in the Eastern Partnership Countries (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine and South Caucasus). Together with the researchers they will debate the effects of this military presence and future perspectives.
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Workshop programme
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Highlights - The security situation in Ukraine - EUAM Ukraine - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 12:10
On 15 June, SEDE will hold an exchange of views on the security situation in Ukraine and the reform of the civilian security sector with Kęstutis Lančinskas, Head of Mission of EUAM Ukraine, Kenneth Deane, Director, CPCC, EEAS and Mykola Tochytskyi, Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU.
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Draft agenda and meeting documents
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Highlights - NATO and EU: Complementarity and collaboration in capability development - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Fri, 10/06/2016 - 14:33
On 16 June, SEDE will hold an exchange of views on the EU-NATO capability development cooperation with Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency, and General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. The NATO-EU Capability Group was established in May 2003 to address common capability shortfalls and to ensure the coherence and mutual reinforcement of NATO and EU capability development efforts such as the Smart Defence and the Pooling and Sharing initiatives.
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draft agenda and meeting documents
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In-Depth Analysis - North Korea: Seventh Party Congress Enshrines Nuclear Ambitions but Says Little about Economic Reform - PE 570.469 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Subcommittee on Human Rights

Thu, 02/06/2016 - 00:00
The Korean Workers’ Party (KWP) held its Seventh Congress, the first since 1980, from 6 to 9 May 2016. In theory, the Congress is the highest deliberative body of the only governing party of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Congress yielded relatively modest results, with no real breakthrough, apart from establishing the 'defensive' nuclear deterrence concept. Kim Jong-un’s position as North Korea's supreme leader was fully formalised and now seems to be stronger than ever. The Party is likely to gain further power at the expense of the military. Nuclear deterrence is now firmly enshrined in the Party's statutes as well as the country’s constitution. Pyongyang has made clear that no nuclear deal is possible unless the US and its allies accept North Korea as a 'nuclear state'. Despite its propaganda announcements, North Korea is not ready to modernise its sclerotic economy. While some cautious developments cannot be ruled out, the regime's open criticism of the Chinese economic model suggest that any reforms would be limited and very probably inconclusive.
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