Anna FOTYGA elected chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence
Anna Elżbieta FOTYGA (ECR, PL) is the new chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, elected by 15 votes in favour, 8 against and 2 abstentions on 07.07.14. During its constituent meeting, the Subcommittee has also elected its vice-chairs: Michael GAHLER (EPP, DE), Jaromír ŠTĚTINA (EPP, CZ), Afzal KHAN (S&D, UK) and Sabine LÖSING (GUE/NGL, DE). Together, the chair and vice-chairs make up the bureau of the Committee, elected for a two-and-a-half year term. The first meeting of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence will take place on 11.09.2014.
After the election of a President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors of the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week, parliamentary committees convened on Monday in Brussels to elect chairpersons and their deputies for next two and a half years.
Presentation and responsibilities
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 common security and defence policy (CSDP). In this context the committee is assisted by a subcommittee on security and defence;..."