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EU to step up its support to partners to tackle security challenges

EU News 118/2015

Brussels, 28 April 2015

The European Commission and the High Representative presented today proposals on how to help partner countries and regional organisations to prevent and manage all types of security crises using a full range of EU and Member States’ instruments. The Communication recognizes the EU should provide partner countries with efficient support so that they can build the capacity to take care of their own security and development. This follows President Juncker's political priority No. 9 to make Europe a stronger global actor. The Communication identifies the current gaps and presents a number of proposals in order to better combine existing EU policies and funding instruments. It also suggests how to adapt current instruments to new threats and challenges such as terrorism and organised crime. The Communication contributes to further strengthening the EU's comprehensive approach to external conflicts and crises as well as to addressing the root causes of fragility and insecurity in partner countries.

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