For the past 10 years the EU has successfully deployed a CSDP military naval operation to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia. Today the threat of piracy has been minimised. At the same time the operation was tasked with monitoring fishing activity and reporting any illegal activity. Improved
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 28/12/2018
Prevention is better than cure. This basic principle stands behind many of the EU activities. A pertinent example is the EU's civilian monitoring mission in Georgia (EUMM). It was deployed immediately following the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008. EUMM has helped since then to prevent
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 26/12/2018
"(…) Let me start by saying that yesterday afternoon and this morning Ministers took another major step in our work to build the European Union of defence. We have agreed yesterday to first of all strengthen our civilian crisis management. Ministers adopted a civilian compact that contains over
Author: The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) - Publication date: 23/11/2018
The State Council is a historic and respected Iraqi Institution with a basis in law dating back to 1933. EUAM Iraq introduced the Mission and had a discussion with the distinguished leadership of the State Council while exploring future opportunities for cooperation.
Author: The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) - Publication date: 14/11/2018
The 1st October marks 10 years since the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) was deployed to Georgia. For a decade, the EUMM has contributed to enhanced security and stability, conducting over 65,000 patrols on the ground. Over 1,700 EU nationals have served in the Mission over the years. That
Author: The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) - Publication date: 01/10/2018
Today’s geopolitical context requires strong EU leadership when addressing both European and global security and defence concerns. The establishment of a Permanent Structured Cooperation – referred to as PESCO – in December 2017 and the subsequent adoption of the initial set of 17 projects in March
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 16/08/2018
EUBAM Libya, one of the ten civilian CSDP Missions, advises the Libyan government on border management, law-enforcement and criminal justice. Launched in 2013, the EU Border Assistance Mission works with 45 staff from Tunis and Tripoli. The Head of Mission Vincenzo Taglieferri outlines the current
Author: The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) - Publication date: 03/08/2018
The EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine, one of the ten civilian CSDP Missions, organised a trip for Ukrainian inspector-criminalists to the Netherlands and Germany between 8-11 July 2018 so that they could find out more about best practices in crime scene management.
Author: The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) - Publication date: 26/07/2018