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2013/2170(INI) Anti-missile shield for Europe and its political and strategic implications

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead AFET TERHO Sampo (icon: EFD EFD) LISEK Krzysztof (icon: PPE PPE), PAŞCU Ioan Mircea (icon: S&D S&D), NICOLAI Norica (icon: ALDE ALDE), CRONBERG Tarja (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), LÖSING Sabine (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
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Events

2014/03/12
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 456 to 92 votes with 30 abstentions, a resolution on an anti-missile shield for Europe and its political and strategic implications.

It is recalled that the issue of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) has become more topical in recent years in view of the multiplication of threats stemming from the proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, and the proliferation of ballistic missiles to which the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its European allies must be able to respond effectively.

Parliament argued that as BMD technologies develop and are implemented, new dynamics are brought about in European security , resulting in a need for the Member States to take into account the implications of BMD for their security .

According to the resolution, EU initiatives, such as Pooling and Sharing , should prove helpful in strengthening cooperation between Member States in the areas of BMD. In the long term, such cooperation could also lead to the further consolidation of the European defence industry.

As confirmed by the European Council on 19 December 2013, the Common Security and Defence Policy will be developed in full complementarity with NATO, under the agreed framework for the EU-NATO strategic partnership.

Members stressed that the essential contribution of the United States to BMD was confirmation of its commitment to NATO and the security of Europe and Europe’s allies. They also underlined that the NATO BMD plan was in no way aimed at Russia and that NATO was prepared to cooperate with this country based on the assumption of cooperation between two independent missile defence systems.

Parliament therefore invited the Vice-President/High Representative to pursue a strategic partnership with NATO , taking account of the issue of BMD, which should lead to the provision of full coverage and protection for all EU Member States, thus avoiding a situation in which the security afforded to them would be in anyway differentiated.

The European External Action Service, the Commission, the European Defence Agency and the Council were called on to include BMD issues in future security strategies, studies and white papers in the area of security.

Documents
2014/03/12
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2014/02/14
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Details

The Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted an own-initiative report by Sampo TERHO (EFD, FI) on an anti-missile shield for Europe and its political and strategic implications.

The issue of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) was already raised in the past but has become more topical in recent years in view of the multiplication of threats stemming from the proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, and the proliferation of ballistic missiles to which the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its European allies must be able to respond effectively.

Members considered that defence against ballistic or other types of missile attacks can constitute a positive development in European security in the context of a rapid international security dynamic, resulting in a need for the Member States to take into account the implications of BMD for their security .

The report stressed that EU initiatives, such as Pooling & Sharing, may prove helpful in strengthening cooperation between Member States in the areas of BMD. It stressed that the NATO BMD plan is in no way aimed at Russia and that NATO is prepared to cooperate with Russia based on the assumption of cooperation between two independent missile defence systems – NATO’s BMD and that of Russia.

Members called on the Vice President / High Representative to pursue a strategic partnership with NATO , taking account of the issue of BMD, which should lead to the provision of full coverage and protection for all EU Member States, thus avoiding a situation in which the security afforded to them would be in anyway differentiated;

Lastly, the European External Action Service, the Commission, the European Defence Agency and the Council are called upon to include BMD issues in future security strategies, studies and white papers.

Documents
2014/02/11
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2014/01/08
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2013/11/08
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2013/09/12
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2013/03/21
   EP - TERHO Sampo (EFD) appointed as rapporteur in AFET

Documents

Votes

A7-0109/2014 - Sampo Terho - Vote unique

2014/03/12 Outcome: +: 456, -: 92, 0: 30
IT ES GB DE PL RO FR BG HU SK BE HR NL EL LT CZ PT LV DK FI EE SI SE MT IE LU AT CY
Total
49
46
63
74
32
25
55
16
19
11
15
10
23
13
8
14
14
9
7
9
6
4
16
3
11
4
16
5
icon: PPE PPE
202

Belgium PPE

2

Netherlands PPE

2

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Finland PPE

2

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1
2

Malta PPE

For (1)

1

Ireland PPE

4

Luxembourg PPE

3
2
icon: S&D S&D
147

Netherlands S&D

3

Latvia S&D

1

Finland S&D

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Ireland S&D

For (1)

Abstain (1)

2

Cyprus S&D

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
64

Italy ALDE

1

Belgium ALDE

2

Greece ALDE

1

Lithuania ALDE

1

Latvia ALDE

For (1)

1

Denmark ALDE

2

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

3

Austria ALDE

1
icon: ECR ECR
41

Hungary ECR

For (1)

1

Belgium ECR

For (1)

1

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Netherlands ECR

For (1)

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1
icon: EFD EFD
16

Bulgaria EFD

For (1)

1

Slovakia EFD

Abstain (1)

1

Belgium EFD

For (1)

1

Netherlands EFD

For (1)

1

Lithuania EFD

2

Finland EFD

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
28

Italy NI

2

Spain NI

1
6

France NI

2

Bulgaria NI

1

Hungary NI

For (1)

3

Ireland NI

Against (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
31

Spain GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Croatia GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

For (1)

2

Greece GUE/NGL

2

Czechia GUE/NGL

3
4

Latvia GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Ireland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
48

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Belgium Verts/ALE

4

Netherlands Verts/ALE

3

Greece Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

Against (2)

2

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Against (1)

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AmendmentsDossier
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2014/01/08 AFET 100 amendments...
source: PE-526.225

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    • The Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted an own-initiative report by Sampo TERHO (EFD, FI) on an anti-missile shield for Europe and its political and strategic implications.

      The issue of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) was already raised in the past but has become more topical in recent years in view of the multiplication of threats stemming from the proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, and the proliferation of ballistic missiles to which the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its European allies must be able to respond effectively.

      Members considered that defence against ballistic or other types of missile attacks can constitute a positive development in European security in the context of a rapid international security dynamic, resulting in a need for the Member States to take into account the implications of BMD for their security.

      The report stressed that EU initiatives, such as Pooling & Sharing, may prove helpful in strengthening cooperation between Member States in the areas of BMD. It stressed that the NATO BMD plan is in no way aimed at Russia and that NATO is prepared to cooperate with Russia based on the assumption of cooperation between two independent missile defence systems – NATO’s BMD and that of Russia.

      Members called on the Vice President / High Representative to pursue a strategic partnership with NATO, taking account of the issue of BMD, which should lead to the provision of full coverage and protection for all EU Member States, thus avoiding a situation in which the security afforded to them would be in anyway differentiated;

      Lastly, the European External Action Service, the Commission, the European Defence Agency and the Council are called upon to include BMD issues in future security strategies, studies and white papers.

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