In a discussion with the first high representative for EU common foreign and security policy, Javier Solana and former German minister of foreign affairs and vice-chancellor Joschka Fischer, Federica Mogherini outlined on 13 December six ideas for deeper cooperation, from more joint military
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 14/12/2017
Since 2008, the EU has provided more than €1.2 billion in assistance to Somalia. The EU’s aid focuses on three sectors: state building and securing peace, food security and education. Abdulkadir Muktar, a Somali Security officer, explains why investing in Somali security is a wise choice for
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 01/12/2017
The EU, through its Rule of Law Mission, EULEX has been instrumental in ensuring justice for families in Kosovo through the identification of missing persons. Fatime Krasniqi’s husband Sefer was identified in April 2017 as a result of EULEX efforts. Fatime appealed for other families of the missing
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 29/11/2017
On 22 November, the civilian European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Iraq took up its work in Baghdad, only one month after the Foreign Affairs' Council decided to establish the mission to support the Iraqi Government in its Security Sector Reform.
Author: The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) - Publication date: 23/11/2017
Following on from a CSDP reflection seminar, about 60 ESDC alumni from Moldova met the participants of another training event to discuss the EU Global Strategy. The national and multinational alumni events are designed to promote horizontal (involving participants from different courses) and
Author: Le Collège européen de sécurité et de défense (CESD) - Publication date: 25/04/2017
One of the biggest EU crisis management exercises was concluded last week. "Multilayer 16", was conceived with the aim of further enhancing the EU's capacity to respond to major international crises. This exercise showed an unprecedented level of ambition, dealing with hybrid threats
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 25/10/2016
The European Union must make full use of its huge potential outside its borders if it is to meet the expectations of its own citizens, and this is the main goal of the EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy, High Representative Federica Mogherini said in a keynote speech in Stockholm.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 11/10/2016
High Representative Federica Mogherini and Dutch Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert co-chaired on Friday the informal meeting of Defence Ministers in Amsterdam. The event, organized by the Netherlands EU presidency, was a fruitful occasion to take stock on the Common Security and
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 05/02/2016