European Union External Action

Establishing the organisation and functioning of the European External Action Service

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Legal Bases / Legislation

The European External Action Service was established by decision of the Council of Ministers on 26 July 2010 based on a proposal by the former High Representative Catherine Ashton.  The European Parliament had earlier adopted a resolution on the proposal by a large majority on  8 July 2010. The EEAS was formally launched on 1 January 2011.