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Foreign Affairs Council: Main results

EU News 43/2017

Council of the European Union

Security and defence

The Council adopted conclusions setting out the progress achieved in implementing the EU global strategy in the area of security and defence. The conclusions assess what has been done to implement what was agreed by the European Council on 15 December 2016.

The Council also agreed to establish of a military planning and conduct capability (MPCC), within the existing EU Military Staff of the European External Action Service. This will improve the support from Brussels for non-executive military missions, which currently comprises the EU training missions in Central Africa, Mali, and Somalia.

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