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Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CFSP/CSDP)

02.03. — 04.03.2020
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Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CFSP/CSDP)

The Westin Zagreb hotel
The Westin Zagreb hotel

The Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy was established in 2012 in accordance with the decision of the Conference of Speakers of the European Union Parliaments. It provides a framework for debate, exchange of information and best practices between members of national Parliaments and the European Parliament on matters related to the European Union's foreign, security and defence policy. The Conference convenes once every six months in the country of the Presidency Parliament and is composed of delegations of the national Parliaments of the EU Members States and the European Parliament. National Parliaments of an EU candidate country and each of the European member countries of NATO participate as observers.

The Conference will be presided over by the Croatian Parliament, in close cooperation with the European Parliament, and the matters to be debated will be related to European security and defence, which contribute to further strengthening the Union's influence in the external action and security of its citizens.

The meeting will be open to the public through a web-streaming.

Programme
Tuesday 03 March 2020
08.00 – 08.30 Meeting of the Presidential Troika and the European Parliament

Hotel The Westin Zagreb, “Panorama” Hall, 17th floor, Kršnjavoga 1

08.30 – 09.30 Meeting of the Heads of Delegation

Hotel The Westin Zagreb, “Kristalna dvorana" Hall, groundfloor, Kršnjavoga 1

09.45 – 10.20 Meetings of the political groups

Hotel The Westin Zagreb, Kršnjavoga 1

10.30 – 10.55 Opening session

Introductory remarks:

Mr Miro Kovač, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament
Mr Igor Dragovan, Chair of the Defence Committee of the Croatian Parliament
Mr David McAllister, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament 

Welcome address:

Mr Gordan Jandroković, Speaker of the Croatian Parliament

11.00 – 12.30 SESSION I: Global challenges for a resilient and influential Europe

Chair: 

Mr Miro Kovač, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament

Keynote speaker:

Mr Gordan Grlić Radman, Envoy of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia

Debate
 

14.15 – 16.30 SESSION II: A credible European perspective for the Western Balkan countries

Chair: 

Mr Miro Kovač, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament

Keynote speakers:

Mr Tonino Picula, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament
Ms Željana Zovko, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament
Ms Genoveva Ruiz-Calavera, Director for the Western Balkans in the European Commission's DG NEAR

Debate

17.00 – 18.00

WORKSHOP 1:
Eastern Partnership after 2020

Hotel The Westin Zagreb, “Kristalna dvorana" Hall, groundfloor, Kršnjavoga 1
                 
Moderator: Mr Domagoj Hajduković, Vice-Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament
Speaker: Mr Michael Gahler, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament

WORKSHOP 2:
PESCO: the challenge of coherence of EU defence initiatives and the role of European and national Parliaments

Hotel The Westin Zagreb, “Opera” Hall, 17th floor, Kršnjavoga 1

Moderator: Mr Anđelko Stričak, Vice-Chair of the Defence Committee of the Croatian Parliament
Speakers: Ms Nathalie Loiseau, Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence of the European Parliament
Mr Arnaud Migoux, Head of Sector for Security and Defence Policy, European External Action Service
Brigadier Zdravko Perajica, Head of Department for NATO and EU, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia

WORKSHOP 3:
The role of women in peace and security

Hotel The Westin Zagreb, “Panorama” Hall, 17th floor, Kršnjavoga 1

Moderator: Ms Hannah Neumann, Member of the European Parliament
Speaker: colonel Sandra Jonjić, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia

Wednesday 04 March 2020
09.00 – 10.45 SESSION III: Strengthening European defence cooperation and industry

Chair:

Mr Igor Dragovan, Chair of the Defence Committee of the Croatian Parliament

Keynote speakers:

Mr Damir Krstičević, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Croatia
Mr Timo Pesonen, Director-General for Defence Industry and Space of the European Commission
Mr Pawel Herczynski, Acting Deputy Secretary General for CSDP and Crisis response, European External Action Service

Debate

11.00 – 11.30 Presentation of summary conclusions of the workshops

Chairs:

Mr Miro Kovač, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament
Mr David McAllister, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament

Short presentations by the three moderators

11.30 – 12.30 Urgency debate

Chairs:

Mr Miro Kovač, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament
Mr David McAllister, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament

 

12.30 – 13.15 Adoption of Conclusions and Closing remarks by Chairpersons

Chairs:

Mr Miro Kovač, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament
Mr Igor Dragovan, Chair of the Defence Committee of the Croatian Parliament
Mr David McAllister, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament

 

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