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The Council today adopted conclusions on the Civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Compact reaffirming its commitment to make civilian CSDP more capable, more effective, flexible and responsive, as well as more joined up.

Please note a change of location.

On Monday, 9 December 2019, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, will host the NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, for a bilateral meeting.

The EU High Representative/Vice-President and the NATO Secretary-General will deliver short statements to the press at 17:15 in the European External Action Service, Rond Point Schuman 9A, 1046 Brussels. It will no longer take place at the European Commission’s VIP Corner of the Berlaymont building.

The Council today adopted conclusions on Sudan, recognising the historic opportunity that Sudan's political transition offers to work towards a peaceful, democratic and prosperous country.

The Council established a European Union CSDP civilian advisory mission in the Central African Republic (EUAM RCA). The mission will be launched by the Council no later than in the spring of 2020. Accordingly, a core team will make the necessary preparations to allow the mission to reach its initial operating capability.

On 9 December, the European Union remembers the victims of genocides, across the world, and throughout history. 

We must never forget the atrocities of the past. We owe it to the victims of these crimes against humanity. We also owe it to ourselves: we can only build a better future if we acknowledge the dark days of the past. It is a moral obligation towards humanity. 


Climate change is a global threat with serious implications for peace and security. Working together through multilateralism and international cooperation is the only way to address the ever growing complex intricacies between climate change and conflict. The High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, is committed to ensuring that the European Union plays a leading role in the global fight against climate change.


Chair's statement following the 6 December meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPoA


The EU and its Member States reiterate their support for the work done by the Mission to Support the Fight Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH), which since its creation in 2016 at the invitation of the Honduran government, has been making a significant contribution to the prevention and fight against corruption and impunity in Honduras and to the strengthening of the Rule of Law in the country. The European Union and its Member States are among the most important donors to MACCIH.

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, met today with the acting Foreign Minister of Albania, Gent Cakaj, on the margins of the 26th OSCE Ministerial Council in Bratislava.