Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 15:00-18:30 and Thursday, 23 January 2014, 9:30-13:00 in Brussels.
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European Common Security and Defence Policy: Cost of Non-Europe Report
This report has been drawn up by the European Added Value Unit of the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the Directorate–General for Parliamentary Research Services (DG EPRS) of the Secretariat of the European Parliament.
European Council on Security and Defence, 19-20 December 2013
As part of its contribution towards the December Defence Summit, the European Parliament adopted the SEDE reports on the Implementation of CSDP (Rapporteur: Maria Eleni Koppa, S&D) and the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (Rapporteur: Michael Gahler, EPP) on 21 November 2013 (see hereunder for the adopted texts).
You can also follow the preparations by the other institutions and the results of the European Council from the special website below.
The SEDE subcommittee will exchange views on Space and CSDP with Philippe Brunet, Director and coordinator for space and security industry, DG ENTR, European Commission and Tomaž Lovrenčič, Director, EU Satellite Centre (EU SATCEN).
When: 2 December 2013, 15:00-18:30 Where: room Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001
The Subcommittee on Security and Defence is a subcommittee of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Its responsibilities are described in the first paragraph of the Committee's mandate: "Committee responsible for: 1. the common foreign and security policy (CFSP) and the European security and defence policy (ESDP). In this context the committee is assisted by a subcommittee on security and defence;..."
"Since it was first set up in 1999, the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) has enabled the European Union to show that it can act effectively and usefully in the world. More than 20 civilian and military missions have been carried out by the EU, contributing to stability and maintaining the peace in the Balkans, the South Caucasus, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
But for a European policy to be fully legitimate, that is to say, understood, accepted and, indeed, called for by the citizens of the Member States, the European Parliament must be associated with its decisions.
In my view, the role of the Sub-Committee on Security and Defence is precisely to examine developments in the CSDP in terms of institutions, capabilities and operations and to ensure that security and defence issues do not remain the exclusive preserve of experts, but also respond to the concerns expressed by the citizens of Europe."