Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union

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  • 21/11/2014
    High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini attends FAC Trade High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini attends FAC Trade <p> <span style="color: black; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini today – for the first time in her new role and as the first High Representative – attended the Foreign Affairs Council in trade formation in line with her commitment to be fully engaged in the coordination of all EU policies that have an impact on external action</span>.</p> 11/21/2014 16:11:11 11/21/2014 16:11:11 11/21/2014 16:11:11 11/09/2015 16:11:11 2014112116 090126248d78956d N 090126248d78956d /statements-eeas/2014/141121_01_en.htm 10627 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141121_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141121_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141121_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini attends FAC Trade
  • 21/11/2014
    Weekly schedule of President Van Rompuypdf
  • 21/11/2014
    Press release - 3348th Council meeting - FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Trade) - Brussels, 21 November 2014 (provisional version)pdf

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EU Member states have committed themselves to a Common Foreign Security Policy for the European Union. The European Security and Defence Policy aims to strengthen the EU's external ability to act through the development of civilian and military capabilities in Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management.

To influence policies violating international law or human rights, or policies disrespectful of the rule of law or democratic principles, the EU has designed sanctions of a diplomatic or economic nature.

The EU is also a leading international actor in the fight against illicit accumulation and trafficking of small arms and light weapons.