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Joining up Internal and External Policies

Joining up Internal and External Policies

Strengthening the internal/external nexus requires promoting a more joined up union. Issues such as Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Violent Extremism, Migration, Sustainable development, and Cyber security can only be addressed by joined-up EU policies and institutions. Since Terrorism and Violent Extremism affect us all, the EU is working very closely with partner countries to bring an end to this senseless violence. Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals as part of the Agenda 2030 is an integral part of the EU Global Strategy.

In the area of migration the EU's Framework on Migration is based on the idea that migration can only be managed in partnership with the countries of origin and transit in a sustainable, respectful and human manner. The EU Trust Fund for Africa is a powerful tool to deliver targeted action in a speedy manner in areas related to migration.