2015
04-06
MARCH

Interparliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)

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Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine and successful military expansion of Muslim fundamentalists in Iraq, Syria and Libya have caused tensions and instability in regions both to the east and south of the European Union at the same time. How can the EU respond simultaneously to security threats in both of EU’s neighbouring regions? What should be an effective response to hybrid warfare and how to improve cooperation between the EU and NATO? These and many other issues will be addressed by the delegates of the Inter-parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy (CFSP/CSDP).

The conference organised in Riga is expected to welcome more than 300 foreign and security policy experts from EU member states, candidate countries and partner countries, including parliamentarians, high officials from the EU and NATO, as well as foreign and military experts.

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Invitations

Invitation letter from the Speaker of the Saeima

Invitation letter from the Chairpersons of Foreign and Defence Committees

Programme

Programme of the CFSP/CSDP Conference

Practical Information

Practical information

Documents

Final Conclusions

Final list of participants

Background notes – Workshop I: Eastern Partnership

Background notes – Workshop II: Southern Mediterranean and the Middle East

Background notes – Workshop III: Hybrid War

Background notes – Workshop IV: EU Battlegroups

Letter from the Seimas of the Lithuania

Statement from Turkish Parliament

Speeches

Opening Remarks by Mr Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš

Opening Address for Session II by Mr Ainars Latkovskis

Speech by Mr Carl Bildt

Speech by Mr Raimonds Vējonis

Speech by Mr Alexander Vershbow

Press Releases

Conference on foreign policy organised by the Saeima will gather high officials from the EU and NATO, as well as international foreign policy experts

Conference on foreign and defence policy organised by the Saeima will gather international experts

Invitation to a press conference on EU’s security, foreign policy and challenges in its relations with Russia

Speaker Mūrniece at the high-level foreign policy and security conference: The sanctity of borders is violated; its values are challenged

Kalniņš at the high-level foreign policy and security conference: As a global player, the EU must look in all directions

Latkovskis at the high-level foreign policy and security conference: EU and NATO must cooperate more closely in planning of defence capabilities and military training

Videos

Session I

Session II

Session III

Workshops

Final Session