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Security, Defence & Crisis Response
The EU has identified and implemented concrete measures to strengthen the cooperation on security and defence through new structures and frameworks, enhanced oversight and coordination mechanisms as well as financing tools to trigger joint defence research and development.
Relevant actors from the EU Member States discussed the challenges and the way ahead for an ambitious and functioning Civilian CSDP in the eve of the Council decision about the CSDP Compact in November 2018
The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC), General Claudio Graziano, paid a visit to Mali, from 11th to 13th November 2018, on the occasion of the EUTM-Mali Change of Command.
The EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) organised a Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) course at the Mission Headquarters in Tbilisi, Georgia from the 29 October until the 2 November 2018.
The European Union has pledged close to EUR 300 million to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources during its participation at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia. This comes on top of the EUR 550 million in commitments made by the EU in 2017, when it hosted the conference in Malta.
The Institute of Research & Training on European Affairs (I.R.T.E.A.) and the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) successfully co-organised the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Orientation Course in Athens, Greece, from 15 to 19 October 2018.
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