The Chairman of the EU Military Committee, Gen. Patrick de Rousiers, visited Slovenia upon invitation by the Chief of General Staff, Major General Dobran Božić.
On 30 June 2014, the European Command and Control Information System (EUCCIS) was transferred from the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) to the European External Action Service (EEAS).
The Chief of the Joint Staff of the Chilean Armed Forces, Vice Admiral José Romero, visited on the 16 June 2014 EUFOR headquarters at Camp Butmir, Sarajevo.
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.