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

  • 21/09/2014
    602 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on the bombing at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo this morning Statement by the Spokesperson on the bombing at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo this morning /statements/docs/2014/140921_03_en.pdf 09/21/2014 20:02:00 09/21/2014 20:02:00 09/21/2014 20:02:00 nulldate 2014092120 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248ca69c9b N 090126248ca69c9b /statements/docs/2014/140921_03_en.pdf 586240 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140921_03_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140921_03_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140921_03_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the bombing at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo this morning pdf - 573 KB [573 KB]
  • 21/09/2014
    601 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on the forming of the national unity government in Afghanistan Statement by the Spokesperson on the forming of the national unity government in Afghanistan /statements/docs/2014/140921_02_en.pdf 09/21/2014 11:54:00 09/21/2014 11:54:00 09/21/2014 11:54:00 nulldate 2014092111 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248ca69bf5 N 090126248ca69bf5 /statements/docs/2014/140921_02_en.pdf 585026 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140921_02_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140921_02_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140921_02_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the forming of the national unity government in Afghanistan pdf - 572 KB [572 KB]
  • 21/09/2014
    600 65744 1 _blank Statement on the ceasefire implementation agreement in Ukraine Statement on the ceasefire implementation agreement in Ukraine /statements/docs/2014/140921_01_en.pdf 09/21/2014 10:33:00 09/21/2014 10:33:00 09/21/2014 10:33:00 nulldate 2014092110 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248ca69bf4 N 090126248ca6af1c /statements/docs/2014/140921_01_en.pdf 586709 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140921_01_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140921_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140921_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement on the ceasefire implementation agreement in Ukraine pdf - 573 KB [573 KB]

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