Security and defence - CSDP

ABOUT CSDP

HR/VP Ashton at EUMM HeadquartersHR/VP Ashton at EUMM Headquarters

In a rapidly changing world, the EU is faced with security challenges both in its immediate neighbourhood and further afield.  The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) enables the Union to take a leading role in peace-keeping operations, conflict prevention and in the strengthening of the international security. It is an integral part of the EU's comprehensive approach towards crisis management, drawing on civilian and military assets. Since 2003 the EU has launched some 30 peace missions and operations contributing to stabilisation and security in Europe and beyond.

In a time of limited resources Europe also needs to do better with less. The CSDP allows EU Member States to pool their resources and to build stronger defence capabilities to act rapidly and effectively.

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Recent press releases and speeches

  • 13/08/2014
    EU steps up humanitarian aid to victims of displacement and floods in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • 12/08/2014
    533 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson following today's extraordinary meeting of the Political and Security Committee Statement by the Spokesperson following today's extraordinary meeting of the Political and Security Committee /statements/docs/2014/140812_02_en.pdf 08/12/2014 19:38:00 08/12/2014 19:38:00 08/12/2014 19:38:00 nulldate 2014081219 European External Action Service 090126248c7496e9 N 090126248c749f2f /statements/docs/2014/140812_02_en.pdf 490727 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140812_02_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140812_02_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140812_02_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140812_02_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson following today's extraordinary meeting of the Political and Security Committee pdf - 480 KB [480 KB] français (fr)
  • 12/08/2014
    532 65744 1 _blank Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh /statements/docs/2014/140812_01_en.pdf 08/12/2014 15:17:00 08/12/2014 15:17:00 08/12/2014 15:17:00 nulldate 2014081215 European External Action Service 090126248c744401 N 090126248c744401 /statements/docs/2014/140812_01_en.pdf 446716 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140812_01_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140812_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140812_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh pdf - 437 KB [437 KB]

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