Political meeting

Informal meeting of Ministers for Defence

Informal meetings of ministers
National Library of Latvia
Mūkusalas iela 3, Riga LV-1423, Latvia
Event dates
February 18 - February 19

Last updated on 06 March 2015, 14.02

The Informal Meeting of the EU Ministers for Defence in Riga will discuss current issues and prepare for the European Council discussions on defence in June 2015 - the most important event in this area during the Latvian Presidency.

The ministers will discuss such topics as increasing the effectiveness and visibility of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), the development of military capabilities and facilitation of the competitiveness of the European defence industry. It is planned for ministers to also have an informal discussion on strategic challenges to European security and possible action in response to these. Attention will also focus on the hybrid threat.

In addition, working sessions are planned on the current development projects at the European Defence Agency (EDA) on military capabilities as well as on EU military missions and operations.

Programme PDF, 187.37KB Media programme PDF, 221.40KB Media accreditation https://eu2015.lv/media-eu/accreditation European Defence Agency (EDA) at a glance PDF, 550.30KB Fact sheet on Cyber Defence PDF, 134.05KB Fact sheet on Use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems PDF, 250.13KB Fact sheet on Satellite Communications in Defence PDF, 855.70KB Fact sheet on Air-to-Air Refuelling PDF, 415.14KB