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
Mutual support and cooperation between the three EU Missions deployed in the Horn of Africa was discussed at the meeting between Kenneth Deane, Civilian Operations Commander and his military counterpart, Esa Pulkkinen, Director of the Military Planning and Conduct Capability on 24 May in Mogadishu.
Author: The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) - Publication date: 30/05/2018
The EU will strengthen cooperation on security in Asia and with Asian partners, in view of the importance of the region to global stability and security and thus to European interests. Priority areas are maritime security, cyber security, counter terrorism, CSDP and peacekeeping operations, hybrid
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 28/05/2018
The EU and Japan have concluded negotiations on a Strategic Partnership Agreement. Complementing the new economic deal agreed in December liberalising trade, the political deal aims to facilitate common solutions to common challenges, such as climate change, energy supply and threats to security. It
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 26/04/2018
Two members of the ESDC staff attended a Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) organised by the European External Action Service. The training focused on awareness, recognition and prevention of dangerous or unwanted situations. In total, 20 people from the EU institutions received briefings
Author: Le Collège européen de sécurité et de défense (CESD) - Publication date: 20/03/2018
The presentation of the new Global Strategy for the EU's foreign and security policy in June 2016 kick started a process of closer cooperation amongst Member States in the field of security and defence. This subsequently led to the adoption of the so-called "defence package" which
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 19/10/2017
On 23-24 February 2016, Turkey hosted, in Istanbul, the third Somalia High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) co‐chaired by Somali Federal President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and UN DSG Jan Eliasson. President Erdogan also chaired part of the proceedings.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 29/02/2016