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

  • 31/10/2014
    Déclaration du porte-parole sur la démission du Président Blaise Compaoré au Burkina Fasopdf
  • 31/10/2014
    668 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on the resumption of fighting in Bentiu, in South Sudan Statement by the Spokesperson on the resumption of fighting in Bentiu, in South Sudan

    We strongly condemn the resumption of hostilities in and around Bentiu, in South Sudan. We note the statement by IGAD attributing responsibility for hostilities to the SPLM-in-Opposition and look forward to a more detailed assessment from the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Mechanism.

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    Statement by the Spokesperson on the resumption of fighting in Bentiu, in South Sudan pdf - 429 KB [429 KB]
  • 31/10/2014
    282 57255 1 _blank Petition following the execution of Ms Reyhaneh Jabbari in Iran Petition following the execution of Ms Reyhaneh Jabbari in Iran /petitions/2014/20141031_petition_following_the_execution_of_ms_reyhaneh_jabbari_in_iran_en.pdf 10/31/2014 16:17:00 10/31/2014 16:17:00 10/31/2014 16:17:00 nulldate 2014103116 090126248d0b05df N 090126248d0b05df /petitions/2014/20141031_petition_following_the_execution_of_ms_reyhaneh_jabbari_in_iran_en.pdf 72075 pdf Y /petitions/2014/20141031_petition_following_the_execution_of_ms_reyhaneh_jabbari_in_iran_en.pdf 1 /petitions/2014/20141031_petition_following_the_execution_of_ms_reyhaneh_jabbari_in_iran_en.pdf /petitions/2014/20141031_petition_following_the_execution_of_ms_reyhaneh_jabbari_in_iran_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Petition following the execution of Ms Reyhaneh Jabbari in Iran pdf - 71 KB [71 KB]

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