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EU foreign and security strategy report debated by Lords

7 June 2016

On Tuesday 7 June the House of Lords debates the European Union Committee's report, Europe in the world: Towards a more effective EU foreign and security strategy.

The report concludes that the EU needs to concentrate on tackling insecurity and instability in its immediate neighbourhood, and urgently re-think its policy on Turkey. It emphasises that the responsibility for foreign policy rests with the Member States. The aim of the new strategy must be to provide the framework within which they can operate collectively to tackle threats to the security and stability of the Union.

Speakers in the debate:

Lord Tugendhat, Chairman in the 2015-16 session of the External Affairs Sub-Committee which prepared the report, will open the debate. 

Baroness Anelay of St Johns will respond for the Government.

Other Members of the House of Lords who are due to speak in the debate can be viewed here: Speakers' Lists

Further information

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