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Subcommittee on Security and Defence





Wednesday 25 April 2018, 9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30 – 18.30

Thursday 26 April 2018, 8.30 – 12.30


Room: Paul-Henri Spaak (4B001)

25 April 2018, 9.00 – 10.00

1.              Adoption of agenda

2.              Chair’s announcements

In camera

3.              Security situation in Syria
Exchange of views with:
- Gerhard Conrad, Director EU Intelligence and Situation Centre, EEAS
- Brigadier-General Lars Corneliusson, Director, EUMS Intelligence Directorate, EEAS

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25 April 2018, 10.00 – 12.30

4.              EUTM Somalia
- Exchange of views with Colonel Joachim Bruns, Head of Division for Crisis Response Planning and Current Operations, EUMS, EEAS

5.              Debriefing of the SEDE mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, 3 - 5 April 2018

6.              Global arms exports trends
Exchange of views with:
- Caroline Cliff, COARM Chair, Secpol.1, Disarmament, non-proliferation and arms export control, EEAS
- María Villellas Ariño, Research fellow, School for a Culture of Peace (Escola di Pau), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
- Jordi Calvo Rufanges, Coordinator & Researcher, Centre Delàs for Peace Studies (Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau), Barcelona
- Christophe Stiernon, Research fellow, Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP)

25 April 2018, 14.30 – 18.30

7.              State of play of the proposal on the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) following the start of the trilogue (Rapporteur: Ioan Mircea PASCU, S&D)

In association with the Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee

8.              The security situation in the South Caucasus, particularly in Georgia
Exchange of views with:
- Lawrence Meredith, Director on Neighbourhood East, Commission/DG NEAR
- Dirk Lorenz, Deputy Head of Division, Directorate Eastern Partnership Bilateral, Europe and Central Asia, EEAS
- Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
- Irakli Porchkhidze, Senior Vice-President, The Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS)

9.              Cyber security of CSDP missions and operations
- Exchange of views with a representative of the EEAS (tbc)

10.              The Memorandum of Understanding between the EIB and EDA
Exchange of views with:
- Denis Roger, Director European Synergies & Innovation, EDA
- Gunnar Muent, Director Innovation and Competitiveness, EIB

26 April 2018, 8.30 – 10.00

11.              CSDP after Brexit: The way forward
- Study presentation

12.              European security and defence policy after Brexit
Exchange of views with:
- Margriet Drent, Coordinator of Security Unit, Clingendael
- Ian Bond, Director of Foreign Policy, Centre for European Reform

26 April 2018, 10.00 – 11.00

DROI meeting room: Altiero Spinelli (3E-2)

In camera

Jointly with the Committee on Foreign Affairs and with the Subcommittee on Human Rights

13.              Strategic dialogue with Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on the programming of assistance under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP), the Partnership Instrument (PI) and the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) in 2018-2020

26 April 2018, 11.00 – 12.30

14.              Exchange of views with Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos, Inspector Cyber and Information Space, Bundeswehr

15.              Any other business

16.              Next meetings

  • 15 May 2018, 9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30 – 18.30 (Brussels)
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