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Press releases related to the Committee's work can be found in the "Press releases" section under the "Home" menu of the Committee's webpage. Additional press releases are listed below.

EU must guarantee security to its citizens, warns Defence Subcommittee Chair

26 May 2020
  • Efficiency to be encompassed in future defence spending
  • Europe needs a common strategy culture
"We need to ask ourselves: What can strengthen EU resilience and sovereignty?", Security and Defence Subcommittee chair Nathalie Loiseau told EU foreign policy chief Borrell.

Europe's economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis will be costly, but it should not be at the expense of the EU's security, said High Representative and Commission Vice-President Josep Borrell at an extraordinary meeting of Parliament's Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) on Tuesday. ...

EU foreign policy Chief Josep Borrell in Security and Defence Subcommittee

26 May 2020
MEPs will examine the challenges the EU is facing in security and defence due to the COVID-19 crisis, including disinformation and hybrid threats, today at 14.00

In the debate with High Representative and Commission Vice-President Josep Borrell, the Security and Defence Subcommittee MEPs will focus on the state of play in CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) missions and operations as well as the use of military assets in providing help during the COVID-19 crisis.

It is expected that MEPs will also talk about Europe's resilience in terms of cybersecurity and whether the EU is capable of countering hybrid threats and disinformation.

When: Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 14.00 - 16.00

Where: Room: József Antall (4Q1) - Remote meeting

You can follow the meeting live here. See the full agenda of the meeting here

COVID-19: Impact on the EU Common Security and Defence Policy missions and operations

27 April 2020

The Chair of Parliament's Defence Committee warns that, despite the pandemic, violence and crises continue, so EU missions must keep their operational capability.

"Our first concern is and must always be the health and safety of the European Union's personnel deployed in CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) missions and operations", underlined the Chair of the Sub-Committee on Security and Defence (SEDE) Nathalie Loiseau (Renew Europe, FR) after meeting commanders of EU military and civilian missions and operations on Thursday 23 April. ...."