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The next SEDE meeting

19-12-2014 - 10:52
SEDE meeting

will take place on Thursday, 29 January 2015, 9:00-12:30 in Brussels.

The meeting will be webstreamed and you can watch it either live or in the archives (see link below). The meetings of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence are open to the public. However, for security reasons, participants must obtain an access pass in advance. Requests for access passes must be sent at the latest 3 working days prior to the meeting to


Hearing on the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review

22-01-2015 - 11:12
Poster SEDE Public Hearing: Poster "The review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty"

The Subcommittee will hold a Public Hearing on the Review of the Non-ProliferationTreaty (NPT) which is due in 2015, with experts from think tanks, NGOs and the EEAS.

When: 29 January 2015, 11:00-12:30       Where: room Altiero Spinelli 1G-2

Financing the CSDP

16-01-2015 - 11:31
Budget and money

On 21 January, jointly with the Committee on Budgets, SEDE heard an expert in view of its joint draft report on the Financing of the Common Security and Defence Policy (AFET/SEDE Rapporteur: Eduard KUKAN, EPP and BUDG Rapporteur: Indrek TARAND, Greens).

The Peshawar Army Public School Attack: From Nightmare to Greater Darkness?

16-01-2015 - 10:21
Peshawar Army Public School attack: From nightmare to greater darkness?

see attached briefing

NATO after the Wales Summit: Back to collective defence

16-01-2015 - 10:09
SEDE briefing: NATO after the Wales Summit: Back to collective defence

see attached briefing

Useful documents

Upcoming broadcasts

09:00 / 12:30 SEDE

Multimedia Library

21-01-2015 - 15:07
SEDE Meeting
21-01-2015 - 10:56
SEDE Meeting

Welcome words

Anna Fotyga, SEDE Chair

Our peace and security, never to be taken for granted, are increasingly threatened by events on our doorstep and beyond.  The Treaty on European Union provides the legal ground for effective action by Member States to tackle these threats in the EU’s neighbourhood.

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Powers and responsibilities


  • You can contact the Subcommittee on Security and Defence by email at the following address: