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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.
About 40 participants from almost all EDA member states, plus three from a third state (Switzerland) - and four from a non-EU organisation (OCCAR) successfully graduated from the course at the EDA on 4 October 2018.
From 15th to 17th of October 2018, the Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC), General Mikhail Kostarakos paid a visit to Washington DC, on the invitation by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford US Marine Corps, in order to attend the Chiefs of Defence Annual Conference.
From 03 to 04 October 2018, the Chairman of the EU Military Committee, General Mikhail Kostarakos, visited the Headquarters of the EU Military Operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) (EUFOR Operation ALTHEA), in Sarajevo.
The course, organised by the EUMS, from 10 to 14 September 2018, in Brussels, gathered together 91 participants, to include not only newcomers from EU Military Staff, Member States and EU institutions but also personnel from NATO HQ and third countries around the globe.
In the face of rising instability and violent conflict, EU and UN will further reinforce their cooperation. They have identified a new set of priorities for the next three years on peace operations and crisis management.
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