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.
Predstavitev in pristojnosti
Pododbor za varnost in obrambo je pododbor Odbora za zunanje zadeve (AFET). Njegove pristojnosti so opisane v prvem odstavku mandata Odbora AFET:
"Odbor, pristojen za: skupno zunanjo in varnostno politiko (SZVP) in skupne varnostne in obrambne politike (EVOP); v zvezi s tem odboru pomaga pododbor za varnost in obrambo."