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

  • 19/09/2014
    596 65744 1 _blank Invitation to a press briefing with Amb. Albrecht Conze, Head of the EUCAP Sahel Mali mission Invitation to a press briefing with Amb. Albrecht Conze, Head of the EUCAP Sahel Mali mission

    You are invited to a press briefing with Ambassador Albrecht Conze, Head of the EUCAP Sahel Mali mission.

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    09/19/2014 10:09:00 09/19/2014 10:09:00 09/19/2014 10:09:00 nulldate 2014091910 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248ca5fb05 N 090126248ca5fb05 /statements/docs/2014/140919_01_en.pdf 435852 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140919_01_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140919_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140919_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Invitation to a press briefing with Amb. Albrecht Conze, Head of the EUCAP Sahel Mali mission pdf - 426 KB [426 KB]
  • 18/09/2014
    595 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on political prisoners in Eritrea Statement by the Spokesperson on political prisoners in Eritrea /statements/docs/2014/140918_02_en.pdf 09/18/2014 22:03:00 09/18/2014 22:03:00 09/18/2014 22:03:00 nulldate 2014091822 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248ca549e2 N 090126248ca549e2 /statements/docs/2014/140918_02_en.pdf 594974 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140918_02_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140918_02_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140918_02_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on political prisoners in Eritrea pdf - 582 KB [582 KB]
  • 18/09/2014
    594 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on the ongoing intimidation of Medzhlis of Crimean Tatars in Crimea Statement by the Spokesperson on the ongoing intimidation of Medzhlis of Crimean Tatars in Crimea

    "We are concerned about the ongoing intimidation of Medzhlis of Crimean Tatars in Crimea, including raids on their Headquarters in Simferopol, searches and interrogations of several Medzhlis activists, as well as intimidation of journalists who cover the events."

    /statements/docs/2014/140918_01_en.pdf
    09/18/2014 18:19:00 09/18/2014 18:19:00 09/18/2014 18:19:00 nulldate 2014091818 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248ca54853 N 090126248ca54853 /statements/docs/2014/140918_01_en.pdf 437625 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140918_01_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140918_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140918_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the ongoing intimidation of Medzhlis of Crimean Tatars in Crimea pdf - 428 KB [428 KB]

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