Further information meeting documents
1. Adoption of agenda
2. Approval of minutes of meeting of:
3. Chair’s announcements
With the Council and Commission and EEAS
4. Combatting piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
- Exchange of views with representatives of the EEAS and DG Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid
5. Missile defence: state of play
Exchange of views with:
- Roberto Zadra, Head of the Ballistic Missile Defence Section, NATO
- Nikolay Korchunov, Acting Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO
6. An anti-missile shield for Europe and its political and strategic implications
Sampo Terho (EFD)
PR – PE521.746v01-00
7. After the FAC Defence and before the European Council on Defence and Security – A Diplomatic and Military Stocktake
Exchange of views with:
- Walter Stevens, Chair of the Political and Security Committee
- Lieutenant General Wolfgang Wosolsobe, Director General of the EU Military Staff
8. Any other business
9. Next meeting(s)
Press briefing on the EU Military Exercise 2013 (MILEX 13), on Friday 15 November.
The briefing will be given by the Operation's Headquarters Commander for the Exercise, Major General Alkiviadis STEFANIS, the Director General EU Military Staff, Lieutenant General Wolfgang WOLSOLOBE and the Chairman of the Military Committee, General Patrick de ROUSIERS
The exercise will focus on the military planning process for the deployment of a EU military force. The scenario will include a humanitarian assistance dimension.
The exercise focuses on the interaction between the EU Operation Centre and an EU FHQ provided by France. The exercise involves the EU Operations Centre, the EU FHQ, the EUMS, and, in an appropriate manner, other services from the European External Action Service. MILEX 13 will exercise the Comprehensive Approach within relevant EU bodies concerning crisis management.
On 13 June, the European Defence Agency (EDA) invited representatives of Member States to attend a "Blue Force Tracking" demonstration of the EU Distributed Experimentation Laboratory (EU-DEL) concept. The experimentation linked ten different locations from three Member States (Germany, France and Italy) to EDA and provided a unique European virtual platform for debate, networking, and future planning.
The Blue Force Tracking experiment is the first pilot case to demonstrate the concept of this affordable and distributed tool. The experiment, organised by the European Defence Agency and supported by the EU Military Staff, offers perspectives for an agile and dynamic approach to research and experimentation and stimulate further EU distributed projects.