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

  • 29/10/2014
    663 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on early local elections in Eastern Ukraine Statement by the Spokesperson on early local elections in Eastern Ukraine

    We deplore Minister Lavrov's remarks about Russia's forthcoming recognition of the elections "on the territory of the proclaimed Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics" in the context of the implementation of the Minsk Protocol.

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    Statement by the Spokesperson on early local elections in Eastern Ukraine pdf - 425 KB [425 KB]
  • 29/10/2014
    662 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on allegations of corruption involving EULEX Kosovo Statement by the Spokesperson on allegations of corruption involving EULEX Kosovo /statements/docs/2014/141029_01_en.pdf 10/29/2014 17:01:00 10/29/2014 17:01:00 10/29/2014 17:01:00 nulldate 2014102917 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248d049f8c N 090126248d049f8c /statements/docs/2014/141029_01_en.pdf 477654 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/141029_01_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/141029_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/141029_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on allegations of corruption involving EULEX Kosovo pdf - 467 KB [467 KB]
  • 28/10/2014
    Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU following the execution of Ms. Reyhane Jabbari in Iranpdf

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