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

  • 24/03/2015
    45 25362 1 Message of Condolence by the EU Ambassador to Singapore on the Passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew Message of Condolence by the EU Ambassador to Singapore on the Passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

    I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy to his family and the people of Singapore for the passing away of Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

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    Message of Condolence by the EU Ambassador to Singapore on the Passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew
  • 23/03/2015
    370 57255 1 Closing ceremony of EUFOR RCA Closing ceremony of EUFOR RCA

    A closing ceremony was held on the 23 March in the EUFOR RCA OHQ in Larissa, Greece.

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    03/23/2015 00:00:00 03/23/2015 00:00:00 03/23/2015 00:00:00 nulldate 2015032300 090126248ed95e27 N 090126248ed9c2a0 /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20150323_en.htm 12105 xml Y /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20150323_en.htm 1 /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20150323_en.htm /csdp/missions-and-operations/eufor-rca/news/archives/20150323_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Closing ceremony of EUFOR RCA
  • 20/03/2015
    Inaugural trilateral EU-Russia-Ukraine meeting on gas

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