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Press Officer for Security and Defence: Snjezana KOBESCAK SMODIS

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Only a strong and united European Union and its member states can develop a more robust security and defence policy, say MEPs.

In a debate on Monday, Subcommittee on security and defence MEPs will discuss how to strengthen and support EU space defence industries.

Members of the Security and Defence Subcommittee will discuss the impact of disinformation campaigns against the EU military and civilian missions and operations.

On Wednesday, MEPs will assess the danger posed by Daesh propaganda and the problems caused by infiltration and disinformation within the European Union.

MEPs will debate the future document designed to provide enhanced political and strategic direction for EU security and defence, on Monday, 28. September.

MEPs call on member states not to reduce their defence spending in the coming years, especially their financial involvement in European cooperative projects.

EU citizens have to be better informed about their governments’ strategic choices on an issue that directly affects their security, warn MEPs.

The EU’s security strategy should aim at addressing the root causes of the conflicts in the region, as poverty eradication is key to achieving sustainable peace, say MEPs.

Members of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic repercussions on defence matters, as well as how to protect the European strategic autonomy, on Monday.

Ministers are outlining the priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings.