European foreign policy
The entry into force of the Maastricht Treaty of 1993 transformed European Political Cooperation (EPC) into the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The Lisbon Treaty of 2009 further strengthened the CFSP. moreThe Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
The CSDP enables the EU to use civilian, police and military instruments to cover the full spectrum of crisis prevention and management responsibilities.
moreCommon Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
The Treaty of Lisbon, which entered into force on 1 December 2009, created the European External Action Service (EEAS). The EEAS supports the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. moreThe European External Action Service
The EU’s relations with third countries cover a wide spectrum. They may be rooted in historical ties, as in the case of the ACP countries, or evolve in response to new developments within the grouping, as in the case of the European Neighbourhood Policy. moreThe EU’s neighbourhood policy