European defence: Exchange with the French Minister of Armed Forces 

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Security and Defence Subcommittee MEPs will discuss strategic issues and perspectives of European security and defence policy with Florence Parly, on Thursday at 9 a.m.

Thursday 2 July 2020, 9.00 – 11.00

Room: József Antall (4Q1), Brussels - Remote meeting

The work that needs to be done on European strategic autonomy and the EU´s level of ambition in achieving it will be on the table in the meeting of the Security and Defence Subcommittee MEPs with the French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, on Thursday morning. It is expected that MEPs and Minister Parly will also discuss the action taken by the European armed forces during the COVID-19 crisis, the ways forward to reinforcing European engagement in Africa, especially in the Sahel, preparedness and response against cyberattacks and disinformation as well as EU action to enforce the respect of arms embargo in Libya and the state of play of operation IRINI. .

Other topics to be covered may include the European Strategic Compass .

You can follow the meeting live here