Security and defence - CSDP

ABOUT CSDP

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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

  • 13/04/2015
    56 25362 1 EUCAP Nestor supports Somalia’s Coast Guard medical capacity EUCAP Nestor supports Somalia’s Coast Guard medical capacity /csdp/news/20150414_en.htm 04/13/2015 00:00:00 04/13/2015 00:00:00 04/13/2015 00:00:00 nulldate 2015041300 090126248f116df7 N 090126248f11675a /csdp/news/20150414_en.htm 8294 xml Y /csdp/news/20150414_en.htm 1 /csdp/news/20150414_en.htm /csdp/news/20150414_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    EUCAP Nestor supports Somalia’s Coast Guard medical capacity
  • 13/04/2015
    57 25362 1 Seychelles Carries Out Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise Together with European Union Seychelles Carries Out Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise Together with European Union

    On Friday, 10 April, the Seychelles Coast Guard, Air Force, Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration (SMSA) carried out a comprehensive Search and Rescue Exercise in the Seychelles. The Maritime Police Patrol Unit (MPPU) as well as other authorities participated as observers. The exercise was conducted together with EUCAP Nestor and the EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta represented by the Dutch Flagship Johan de Witt, on-board the Swedish Force Commander Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren.

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  • 10/04/2015
    EU to discuss the future of European Neighborhood Policy at Informal Ministerial meeting with Southern partners
  • 10/04/2015
    Statement of the High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the situation in Yarmouk...
  • 10/04/2015
    54 25362 1 EPSO/AST/135/15 – HEADS OF ADMINSTRATION (AST4) IN EU DELEGATIONS EPSO/AST/135/15 – HEADS OF ADMINSTRATION (AST4) IN EU DELEGATIONS /jobs/news/2015/150410_epso_ast_135_en.htm 04/10/2015 00:00:00 04/10/2015 08:43:00 04/10/2015 00:00:00 nulldate 2015041000 090126248f080c74 N 090126248f0819cb /jobs/news/2015/150410_epso_ast_135_en.htm 3096 xml Y /jobs/news/2015/150410_epso_ast_135_en.htm 1 /jobs/news/2015/150410_epso_ast_135_en.htm /jobs/news/2015/150410_epso_ast_135_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    EPSO/AST/135/15 – HEADS OF ADMINSTRATION (AST4) IN EU DELEGATIONS

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