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The EU and its Member States have established a robust policy framework to guide the Union's external action, anchored in Article 21 of the Treaty and the Global Strategy for the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy ("EU global strategy"), and linked to commitments they have taken at global and regional level.
The challenge now is how to sustain progress in the transformational agenda the EU has set itself, against a backdrop of a more connected, contested and complex global environment.
The EU global strategy identifies strengthening state and societal resilience as part of the response to this challenge.
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