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

  • 21/10/2014
    654 65744 1 _blank Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton at the Commemoration Ceremony for those fallen in the line of duty Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton at the Commemoration Ceremony for those fallen in the line of duty /statements/docs/2014/141021_03_en.pdf 10/21/2014 19:46:00 10/21/2014 19:46:00 10/21/2014 19:46:00 nulldate 2014102119 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248cebf4f8 N 090126248cec2dfe /statements/docs/2014/141021_03_en.pdf 412206 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/141021_03_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/141021_03_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/141021_03_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton at the Commemoration Ceremony for those fallen in the line of duty pdf - 403 KB [403 KB]
  • 21/10/2014
    653 65744 1 _blank Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia/Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia/Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić /statements/docs/2014/141021_02_en.pdf 10/21/2014 17:45:00 10/21/2014 17:45:00 10/21/2014 17:45:00 nulldate 2014102117 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248ceb68c8 N 090126248ceb68c8 /statements/docs/2014/141021_02_en.pdf 402602 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/141021_02_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/141021_02_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/141021_02_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia/Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić pdf - 394 KB [394 KB]
  • 21/10/2014
    49th IPRM meeting takes place in Ergneti

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