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

  • 18/12/2014
    346 57255 1 _blank Q&A's for the European Union Maritime Security Strategy and Action Plan Q&A's for the European Union Maritime Security Strategy and Action Plan /maritime_security/docs/maritime-security_qa-action-plan_en.pdf 12/18/2014 18:00:00 12/18/2014 18:00:00 12/18/2014 18:00:00 nulldate 2014121818 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248dc36666 N 090126248dc36666 /maritime_security/docs/maritime-security_qa-action-plan_en.pdf 93280 pdf Y /maritime_security/docs/maritime-security_qa-action-plan_en.pdf 1 /maritime_security/docs/maritime-security_qa-action-plan_en.pdf /maritime_security/docs/maritime-security_qa-action-plan_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Q&A's for the European Union Maritime Security Strategy and Action Plan pdf - 92 KB [92 KB]
  • 18/12/2014
    347 57255 1 Video Conference of HRVP with CSDP missions and opeations Video Conference of HRVP with CSDP missions and opeations

    EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini held today a video conference with CSDP missions and operations.

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    12/18/2014 12:00:00 12/18/2014 12:00:00 12/18/2014 12:00:00 nulldate 2014121812 090126248dc24909 N 090126248dc38b89 /csdp/news/20141218_en.htm 8738 xml Y /csdp/news/20141218_en.htm 1 /csdp/news/20141218_en.htm /csdp/news/20141218_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Video Conference of HRVP with CSDP missions and opeations
  • 18/12/2014
    Crimea and Sevastopol: Further EU sanctions approvedpdf

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