Conclusions on the EU Global Strategy in the area of security and defence

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Series Details 06.03.17
Publication Date 06/03/2017
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The Council of the European Union adopted on 6 March 2017 a set of conclusions setting out the progress achieved in implementing the EU Global Strategy in the area of security and defence.

Ministers at the meeting adopted a concept note on the operational planning and conduct capabilities for CSDP missions and operations. Measures include the establishment of a military planning and conduct capability (MPCC), within the existing EU Military Staff of the European External Action Service, for the planning and conduct of non-executive military missions.

The Council also noted the progress made in the implementation of the common set of proposals for cooperation between the EU and NATO and of the European Commission's European defence action plan.

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