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 Subcommittee on Security and Defence





Wednesday 22 March 2017, 9.00 – 12.30 and 15.15 – 18.30

Thursday 23 March 2017, 9.00 – 12.30


Room: Paul-Henri Spaak (5B001)

22 March 2017, 9.00 – 12.30

1. Adoption of agenda

2. Chair’s announcements

3. Approval of minutes of meetings

4. The situation in Eastern Congo
- Exchange of views with representatives from the EEAS and the United Nations (tbc)

In association with the Delegation for relations with the United States

5. US security and defence policy - implications for Europe
Exchange of views with:
- Ian Lesser, Vice President for Foreign Policy, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Brussels
- Steven Blockmans, Senior Research Fellow, CEPS, Brussels
- Jan Joel Andersson, Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris

22 March 2017, 15.15 – 16.45

In association with the Delegation for relations with Japan

6. Japan’s defence and security policy reform and its impact on regional security
Exchange of views with:
- Kazuo Kodama, Ambassador of Japan to the EU
- Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and Pacific, EEAS
- Theresa Fallon, Director of the Centre for Russia, Europe and Asia Studies (CREAS)

22 March 2017, 16.45 – 18.30

Jointly with the Committee on Foreign Affairs

7. Public Hearing "The East and South China Sea Tensions - Implications for Global Security"

(see separate programme)

23 March 2017, 9.00 – 12.30

In association with the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China and the Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

8. Presentation of the study "Challenges to freedom of the seas and maritime rivalry in Asia"
- Exchange of views with Vice-Admiral Patrick Hébrard, Associate researcher, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), Paris

In association with STOA and the delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

9. Presentation of the STOA Study "Cybersecurity in the CSDP - Challenges and risks for the EU"
- Exchange of views with Panagiotis Trimintzios, Program Manager, Cyber Crisis Cooperation (C3) Programme, Operational Security Unit, ENISA

10. Any other business

11. Next meetings

  • 11 April 2017, 15.00 – 18.30 (Brussels)
  • 12 April 2017, 9.00 – 12.30 (Brussels)
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