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

  • 22/07/2014
    1 65744 1 _blank Remarks following the EU Foreign Affairs Council Remarks following the EU Foreign Affairs Council /statements/docs/2014/140722_06_en.pdf 07/22/2014 18:55:00 07/22/2014 18:55:00 07/22/2014 18:55:00 nulldate 2014072218 European External Action Service 090126248c589df0 N 090126248c589df0 /statements/docs/2014/140722_06_en.pdf 445706 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140722_06_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140722_06_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140722_06_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks following the EU Foreign Affairs Council pdf - 436 KB [436 KB]
  • 22/07/2014
    First general discussion on EU trade policy with the new Committee on International Trade (INTA)
  • 22/07/2014
    2 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on the first meeting of the Working Group on Mitrovica bridge Statement by the Spokesperson on the first meeting of the Working Group on Mitrovica bridge /statements/docs/2014/140722_05_en.pdf 07/22/2014 17:36:00 07/22/2014 17:36:00 07/22/2014 17:36:00 nulldate 2014072217 European External Action Service 090126248c588093 N 090126248c588093 /statements/docs/2014/140722_05_en.pdf 588045 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140722_05_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140722_05_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140722_05_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the first meeting of the Working Group on Mitrovica bridge pdf - 575 KB [575 KB]

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