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

  • 02/10/2014
    487 65744 1 _blank Factsheet on Central African Republic (Updated) Factsheet on Central African Republic (Updated) /statements/docs/2014/140722_01_en.pdf 10/02/2014 17:00:00 10/02/2014 17:00:00 10/02/2014 17:00:00 nulldate 2014100217 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248c58690f N 090126248cb4df87 /statements/docs/2014/140722_01_en.pdf 326900 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140722_01_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140722_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140722_01_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140722_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Factsheet on Central African Republic (Updated) pdf - 320 KB [320 KB] français (fr)
  • 02/10/2014
    620 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on events in Hong Kong Statement by the Spokesperson on events in Hong Kong /statements/docs/2014/141002_01_en.pdf 10/02/2014 16:27:00 10/02/2014 16:27:00 10/02/2014 16:27:00 nulldate 2014100216 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248cb4dd41 N 090126248cb4dd41 /statements/docs/2014/141002_01_en.pdf 586926 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/141002_01_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/141002_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/141002_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on events in Hong Kong pdf - 574 KB [574 KB]
  • 02/10/2014
    Presentation of letters of credentials to President Herman Van Rompuypdf

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