Council conclusions on the European security situation

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Series Details 5591/22
Publication Date 24/01/2022
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Set of conclusions adopted by the Council of the European Union at a meeting on 24 January 2022 concerning the security situation in Europe.

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The conclusions assert that European security in indivisible and that any challenge to the security order affects the security of the European Union (EU) and its Member States.

The Council condemns Russia’s continued aggressive actions and threats against Ukraine, and it calls on Russia to de-escalate, abide by international law and engage constructively in dialogue through the established international mechanisms. The costs and consequences of any military aggression by Russia against Ukraine are highlighted, in line with the conclusions of the European Council in December 2021.

The EU confirms its support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and other Eastern Neighbourhood partners within their internationally recognised borders, and it calls on Russia to re-engage constructively in existing international frameworks for the sustainable and peaceful resolution of conflicts. The Council also reaffirms the united approach of the EU and the ongoing strong cooperation and coordination with the United States, NATO, Ukraine and other partner countries.

Finally, the Council reiterates the importance of further strengthening the resilience and response capabilities of the EU and its close partners, including in countering cyber and hybrid attacks, foreign information manipulation and interference, including disinformation.

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Council of the European Union: Press Release, 24/01/2022: European security situation: notions of ‘spheres of influence’ have no place in the 21st century

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