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Portugal joins Brazilian ATL-100 aircraft project

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 12:21
The Brazilian firm Desenvolvimento Aeronáutico (DESAER) is teaming up with the Portuguese centre of engineering and product development (CEiiA) to proceed with the...
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First Martlet firings for Royal Navy Wildcat

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 12:20
The UK Royal Navy (RN) has completed a series of live firing trials of the new Martlet lightweight precision strike missile from a Wildcat HMA2 helicopter.
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China's AVIC expands AV500 VTOL UAV family with new high-altitude model

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 12:20
The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has successfully test flown a new variant of its AV500 rotary wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial...
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Latest news - Next SEDE meeting - 26 May 2020 - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities.

On 2 April, the Conference of Presidents updated the EP's calendar of activities.

The current precautionary measures adopted by the EP to contain the spread of COVID-19 do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions are maintained.

Following these decisions, the next SEDE Subcommittee meeting is scheduled to take place on 26 May 2020 (online).

Recent press releases:

- EU foreign policy Chief Josep Borrell in Security and Defence Subcommittee - 26 May 2020
- COVID-19: Impact on the EU Common Security and Defence Policy missions and operations - 27 April 2020

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New EP calendar 2020
SEDE meetings' calendar 2020
Press release: EU foreign policy Chief Josep Borrell in Security and Defence Subcommittee - 26 May 2020
Press release: COVID-19: Impact on the EU Common Security and Defence Policy missions and operations - 27 April 2020
Press release: MEPs debate rules on exports of military technology and equipment - 27 April 2020
Press release: MEPs exchange views with UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations - 21 November 2019
Press release: Militarisation of space and race for resources: What can EU do about it? - 12 November 2019
Press release: Subcommittee for Security and Defence visit to the European Defence Agency - 18 November 2019
Press release: Children of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq: MEPs to assess the situation - 6 November 2019
Press release: AFET/DROI/SEDE meet with UN Secretary General in New York and hold consultations with the US Congress in Washington, DC - 1st November 2019
Press release: Parliament delegation to visit the United Nations General Assembly and US Congress - 25 October 2019
Press release: MEPs call for sanctions against Turkey over military operation in Syria - 24 October 2019
Press release: NATO Parliamentary Assembly in London: “Unilateral military operation in north east Syria is a security risk to us all” - 15 October 2019
Press release: Russian actions prompt NATO and EU to improve military mobility in Europe - 8 October 2019
Press release: End of INF Treaty: Is arms control out of fashion? - 26 September 2019
Source : © European Union, 2020 - EP

Highlights - COVID-19 impact on security and defence: committee debate - Subcommittee on Security and Defence

The Security and Defence Subcommittee will hold a debate with High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/European Commission Vice-President Josep Borrell Fontelles, on 26 May. The discussion will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on security and defence, including on CSDP missions and operations. The use of military means to support the fight against the pandemic, and the EU response to cyber-attacks and disinformation campaigns will also be looked into.
Meeting agenda and documents
Live streaming
EU Fact Sheets: Security and defence
Source : © European Union, 2020 - EP

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