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  1. 13/02/2017

    Latest analysis on the EU Global Strategy

    Read the latest opinions on the EU Global Strategy and its implementation. The Strategy was launched to make Europe resilient in the face of crisis and preserve Europe's core interests and values.  Find out more about the European Global Strategy in our analysis section.

  2. 25/01/2017

    VIDEO: EU Global Strategy and Climate Security

    The EU Global Strategy provides a blueprint for integrating the elements of climate, security, and implementing the Paris Climate Agreement. Pascal Delisle, Adviser on Climate Change, Economic and Global Issues at the European External Action Service (EEAS), explains why this is important in a video interview by Climate Diplomacy.

    Watch the video interview here.

  3. 30/11/2016

    EU Foreign Ministers adopted common conclusions on implementing the EU Global Strategy

    On 17th October, EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg adopted common conclusions on implementing the EU Global Strategy. Priorities are among others, Security and Defence, an Integrated Approach to Conflicts and Crises, building resilient societies and institutions at home and abroad, as well as linking internal and external policies, for example in fighting terrorism.

    Read more about the council conclusions here.

  4. 25/11/2016

    Three sustainable development proposals that contribute to the implementation of the EU Global Strategy

    On November 22, High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini gave remarks at a joint press conference with First Vice President Frans Timmermans and the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica.

    Together they presented three elements of an adopted package on sustainable development: 1) a communication on the Agenda 2030, 2) a communication on the EU Consensus for Development, and 3) a new partnership with Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean – the ACP of the Cotonou Agreement.

    All three proposals contribute to the implementation of the EU Global Strategy.

    To read the full remarks, see here.

  5. 17/11/2016

    EU Global Strategy: A tool for better international ocean governance

    On 10 December 2016, the Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, adopted a Joint Communication on the EU's contribution towards safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed oceans. The Joint Communication sets out an agenda to improve the international ocean governance framework, reduce human pressures on oceans and create the conditions for a sustainable blue economy, and strengthen international ocean research and data.

    The EU's role in promoting safety and security, global maritime growth, and global governance through bilateral, regional and multilateral partnerships is underpinned by the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy. The Joint Communication aims at linking internal and external security dimensions of good ocean governance.

    For more information, see here.

  6. 03/11/2016

    Latest Insights on the EU Global Strategy

    Read the latest opinions on the EU Global Strategy and its implementation. The Strategy was launched to make Europe resilient in the face of crisis and preserve Europe's core interests and values.  Find out more about the European Global Strategy in our analysis section.

  7. 26/10/2016

    Jean Monnet/ECSA Conference 2016

    On 17-18th October, DG Education and Culture hosted the 2016 Jean Monnet/ECSA Conference in Brussels. This year's theme was "Global Governance in times of Global Challenges", based on the recently adopted European Union Global Strategy, with plenary sessions on peace and security, prosperity, and democracy. The 250 attendees consisted of representatives of the Jean Monnet community – professors and researchers who teach EU studies and come from all around the world, and who together constitute a unique pool of knowledge when it comes to EU matters. Speakers included Mr. Tibor Navaracsics, European Commissioner for Education and Culture, and Ms. Nathalie Tocci, Special advisor to EU High Representative Federica Mogherini.

    The EU Global Strategy was adopted in June and sets out the key priorities for EU external action for years to come. Watch the video here.

    For the full programme, see here.

  8. 25/10/2016

    Strategy matters – Key documents on the EU Global Strategy

    The EU Global Strategy was launched by the HRVP in June 2016 to give the European Union direction in a connected, contested and complex world.  This publications gives you an overview of the key documents and why they matter for Europe's foreign and security policy. According the High Representative, Federica Mogherini: "The publication of the EUGS is just the beginning. Now our collective work has to focus on implementing the strategy as well as on communicating more broadly to the public. It is important for us to listen carefully to what our citizens expect and to communicate to them what we attempt to do."

    Read more here.

  9. 25/10/2016

    Latest insights on the EU Global Strategy

    Read some of the latest opinions on the EU Global Strategy, including extensive analysis from The International Spectator and Contemporary Security Policy journals.

    Find out more in our comment and analysis sections.

  10. 17/10/2016

    EU Foreign Ministers adopted common conclusions on implementing the EU Global Strategy

    Today EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg adopted common conclusions on implementing the EU Global Strategy. Priorities are among others , Security and Defence, An Integrated Approach to Conflicts and Crisis, building resilient societies and institutions at home and abroad as well as linking internal and external policies, for example in fighting terrorism.

    Read more here.

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