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

  • 30/09/2014
    Concept of operations for EU civilian advisory mission in Ukraine agreedpdf
  • 30/09/2014
    618 65744 1 _blank Joint Local Statement on Threats to Civil Society and Human Rights in the Maldives Joint Local Statement on Threats to Civil Society and Human Rights in the Maldives 09/30/2014 12:29:00 09/30/2014 12:29:00 09/30/2014 12:29:00 nulldate 2014093012 090126248cb1e44a N 090126248cb1e44a /delegations/sri_lanka/documents/press_corner/20140930.pdf 33170 pdf Y /delegations/sri_lanka/documents/press_corner/20140930.pdf /delegations/sri_lanka/documents/press_corner/20140930_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Joint Local Statement on Threats to Civil Society and Human Rights in the Maldives pdf - 33 KB [33 KB]
  • 30/09/2014
    617 65744 1 _blank Déclaration locale de l’UE sur la libération provisoire et conditionnelle de Pierre Claver Mbonimpa Déclaration locale de l’UE sur la libération provisoire et conditionnelle de Pierre Claver Mbonimpa /delegations/burundi/documents/press_corner/2014/declaration_30092014_fr.pdf 09/30/2014 08:52:00 09/30/2014 08:52:00 09/30/2014 08:52:00 nulldate 2014093008 090126248cb15071 N 090126248cb15071 /delegations/burundi/documents/press_corner/2014/declaration_30092014_fr.pdf 44957 pdf N /delegations/burundi/documents/press_corner/2014/declaration_30092014_en.pdf 1 /delegations/burundi/documents/press_corner/2014/declaration_30092014_fr.pdf /delegations/burundi/documents/press_corner/2014/declaration_30092014_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Déclaration locale de l’UE sur la libération provisoire et conditionnelle de Pierre Claver Mbonimpa pdf - 44 KB [44 KB] français (fr)

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