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

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.


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Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) - Arrival and doorstep by Federica MOGHERINI

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Foreign Affairs Council - Press conference opening remarks by Federica MOGHERINI

LIVE Foreign Affairs Council / Extraordinary Foreign and Home Affairs Ministers Meeting - press conference

Foreign Affairs Council & Agriculture and Fisheries Council - Doorstep by Federica MOGHERINI

LIVE Foreign Affairs Council & Agriculture and Fisheries Council - arrivals

Foreign Affairs Council : HRVP Arrival and doorstep (in English and Italian)

LIVE Foreign Affairs Council & Agriculture and Fisheries Council - arrivals

Press conference by Federica MOGHERINI, at the Foreign Affairs Council

LIVE Foreign Affairs Council - press conference

Arrival and doorstep (in English and Italian) by HRVP Federica MOGHERINI

LIVE Foreign Affairs Council & Agriculture and Fisheries Council - arrivals