European Union Committee

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy
(Sub-Committee C)

Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 12 April, all select committees have ceased to exist unless or until the House reappoints them following the election on 6 May. There are no chairmen or members of committees. The information on these pages refers to committees and their work before Parliament was dissolved. If there are committee Reports to which Government Responses are outstanding, these may be responded to in the next Parliament.




Latest news

Combating Somali Piracy: the EU's Naval Operation Atalanta

The Sub-Committee published its report Combating Somali Piracy: the EU's Naval Operation Atalanta on Wednesday 14 April 2010, 12th Report of session 2009-10, HL paper 103.

Burmese Aid Effort

The Sub-Committee wrote to the Minister for Europe, Chris Bryant MP regarding the EU and UK aid programmes in Burma. The letter and press release are both  available.

Stars and Dragons: the EU and China

The Sub-Committee published its report Stars and Dragons: the EU and China on Tuesday 23 March, 7th Report of session 2009-10, HL paper 76-I. The press release for the report is also available.

Committee’s concern on EU-China Near Zero Emissions Coal Plant Project

The Chairman of the House of Lords European Union Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee wrote to the Department of Energy and Climate Change expressing their concern on the slow progress of the EU-China Near Zero Emissions Coal Plant Project, on 19 October 2009.

EU and Russia follow-up Report

The Committee's report, HL Paper 26, was published on 12 February 2009. Any enquiries should be directed to the Clerk.

European Security Strategy review

The Committee's report on EU’s 2003 European Security Strategy, HL Paper 190,  was published on 21 November 2008.  Any enquiries should be directed to the Clerk.

European Foreign Policy: Current Developments

Evidence given by Mr Jim Murphy MP, former Minister for Europe and Ms Jennifer Cole, European Security and Development Policy & EU External Spend Team Leader, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, was published 20 October 2008.

European Defence Policy: Current Developments

Evidence given by Mr Andrew Mathewson, Director for Policy on International Organisations, Mr Robert Regan, Director, International Relations Group, Defence Equipment and Support and Mr Ian Hall, Head of Research Collaboration, Ministry of Defence, was published 1 August 2008.

Burma: Current Developments report

Evidence given by Ms Meg Munn, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, accompanied by Ms Louise Lassman, Desk Officer for Burma, International Organisations Department and Ms Ruzina Hasan, Desk Officer for Burma, South East Asia Pacific Group, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, was published 19 June 2008.

European Union and Russia report published

The Committee's report, HL Paper 98, was published on Thursday 22 May 2008.  Any enquiries should be directed to the Clerk.




Recent Reports

Government Response to the Review of the 2003 European Security Strategy

Government response to the EU and Russia Report

Committee Remit

External Relations between the EU and non-EU countries as well as between the EU and other International Organisations.

European Security & Defence Policy including the Security Strategy and Strategy against non-proliferation of WMDs; co-operation and co-ordination in the military field; and EU military or civilian operations abroad.

Development Aid both from the EU budget (including Pre-Accession Aid) and from the European Development Fund for African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries.

Enlargement & Wider Europe Enlargement negotiations with candidate countries; Balkan Partnerships and the New Neighbourhood Policy.


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