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The EU is a security provider, with military and civilian missions and operations on 3 continents. The EU cooperates closely with partners and is also boosting its autonomous defence capabilities.
We cannot tackle global challenges alone. The EU is committed to preserving and strengthening the rules-based multilateral international order, with the United Nations at its core.
The European Union is founded on a strong engagement to promote and protect human rights, democracy and rule of law worldwide. This commitment underpins all internal and external policies of the European Union
The EU is a global leader in environmental protection and the fight against climate change, promoting sustainable development through international cooperation, innovation and clean energy.
The EU works around the world and in partnership to assist vulnerable migrants and refugees, address root causes of irregular migration and support regular migration.
The EU is the world’s largest donor of humanitarian aid. providing assistance to crisis zones, countries facing post-conflict instability and countries dealing with ‘forgotten crises’.
The EU is the world’s largest development aid donor, providing more than 50% of assistance worldwide and working closely with our partners to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The EU prioritises development and stability in the wider region and neighbourhood, working in close partnership with its neighbours to the East and South and supporting the reforms required by countries that want to become EU members.
Since 2015, the European Union has set out and is actively implementing concrete measures to address disinformation, protect its democratic systems and public debates
The EU is the largest global economy and is deeply integrated into world markets. The EU invests in connectivity, innovation and an open international trading system based on fair rules to boost global growth and sustainable development.
The EU has a rich cultural heritage and highly values the role of cultural cooperation in international relations, to nurture dialogue and mutual respect, help prevent conflicts and foster reconciliation, as well as to boost social well-being and economic growth.