Strengthening civilian CSDP: Council adopts conclusions


From left to right: Ms Ekaterina ZAHARIEVA, Bulgarian Minister for Foreign Affairs; Mr Ivan KORCOK, State Secretary at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs; Mr Nikolaos KOTZIAS, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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On 28 May 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on strengthening civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

The Council reaffirms that a strengthened civilian CSDP is an essential element of the EU’s joined-up approach, working alongside other EU instruments in an integrated manner. 

The Council identifies a range of actions to make civilian CSDP more effective on the ground and identify ways in which civilian missions could contribute to tackling security challenges along the nexus internal/external security, alongside other EU instruments in a coordinated manner. The next steps are to present a civilian capability development plan by summer 2018 and to agree on a civilian CSDP compact by November 2018.

Read the full text of the Council conclusions here.

Visit the meeting the page on the website of the Council of the European Union.

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