Assessing the implementation of EU foreign and defence policies
Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee will vote this afternoon on two annual reports. The first, authored by MEP David McAllister, assesses the implementation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy. It recommends enhancing EU capabilities and cooperation with other countries and with institutions. It also suggests that the EU institutions must improve their capacity to anticipate conflicts and crises as well as act together with EU Member States in the fight against terrorism, illegal migration and other threats. The second annual report, on the implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy gives concrete steps for guaranteeing and improving the EU’s strategic autonomy.