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Press Officer for Security and Defence: Snjezana KOBESCAK SMODIS

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Subcommittee on Security and Defence MEPs will discuss the Strategic Compass with Commissioner Thierry Breton on Monday.

On Monday, Security and Defence Subcommitte MEPs will analyse the challenges of, and possibilities for, future EU peace-building engagements in third countries.

Withdrawing from, or abandoning altogether, major arms control treaties would seriously damage the stability provided by international arms control regimes, warn MEPs.

With representatives of the US and the UN, MEPs discuss geopolitical priorities such as establishing a new EU-US defence dialogue, Afghanistan, the Indo-Pacific region, Russia and Africa.

On Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Security and Defence will discuss the impact of Russian military doctrine and actions in the region covered by the Eastern Partnership.

MEPs call for a comprehensive set of measures and a coherent IT policy, as well as improved military cyber defence coordination, to strengthen EU cyber resilience.

On Thursday, the Subcommittee on Security and Defence MEPs will assess the initial lessons drawn from NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Damaging cyberattacks can take place at any time, and European and member state actors should be encouraged to take all necessary measures, say MEPs.

Mircea Geoană to discuss the results of a review of NATO’s strategic concept, which outlines the Alliance’s vision for the next decade.

On Thursday, MEPs will exchange views with Nobuo Kishi on closer cooperation in security and defence, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region.