Security and Defence

Anaconda, polish helicopters

"Action is needed instead of words. If we want to protect the EU and its citizens we have to act now and start implementing already-agreed plans...

Anaconda, polish helicopters

"The creation of the European Defence Union is in the ultimate interest of the European Union. On the way towards a European Defence Union we...

Anaconda, polish helicopters

“There are many right proposals. The point is that we don’t lack plans but we have a deficit in implementing already-agreed decisions...

Muslim militants

‘Hybrid Warfare’ is a term that has been coined to describe modern conflicts that do not conform to the pattern of conventional wars...



The Subcommittee on Security and Defence follows issues specifically related to the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). In this context, the subcommittee assists the Committee on Foreign Affairs.


Press Release
14.04.2015 - 12:21

Security and Defence: match words with deeds

At a joint committee meeting today, the European Parliament’s Committees on Foreign Affairs and on Budgets voted in favour of a Report on financing the Common Security and Defence Policy....
Moldova / EU
Press Release
16.10.2014 - 09:46

EU stands ready to defend the European choice of Moldova

The Foreign Affairs Committee gave its consent today to the ratification of the Association Agreement between the EU and Moldova. The EPP Group Spokesperson for Security and Defence and Shadow...
EU and Ukraine
Press Release
16.07.2014 - 13:03

EPP Group will defend the European choice of Ukraine in Kiev

Ahead of the extraordinary meeting of the European Council that will, among other things, discuss the latest developments in Ukraine, the EPP Group in the European Parliament condemns the ongoing...
European union puzzle game
Press Release
03.04.2014 - 14:49

More coherence needed for the EU external action

"The failures and successes of the Union’s external policy aside, there is one major area which we always have to rebuild, it is giving coherence to the EU’s external action",...
Mountain Ararat, Armenia
09.02.2014 - 14:45

Promoting stability in Europe’s neighbourhood and the world

A renewed partnership building on an area of peace, security and prosperity 1. Closer dialogue with Eastern partners Designed to prevent the emergence of new dividing lines within Europe and to...
Gavel and european union flag
Press Release
11.12.2013 - 09:11

EU needs progress on common defence and justice

“If we want our cutting-edge defence technology to remain cutting-edge, we must act together. As we did when approaching the economic crisis. We need a ‘six-pack’ for European...