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The EU’s external policies, strategies, instruments and missions – overseen by the European External Action Service – have four key aims. They support stability, promote human rights and democracy, seek to spread prosperity, and support the enforcement of the rule of law and good governance. The policy mix is wide, ranging from bilateral agreements to guidelines and legislation. It also coordinates the EU’s response to crises and cooperates with the European Commission on some areas of common interest.
The EEAS also coordinates the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) under which 27 civilian and military missions are currently taking place. They are involved in a wide range of activities from safeguarding and implementing peace agreements (as in Bosnia-Herzegovina) to patrolling the coast of Somalia intercepting pirates who pose a threat to maritime safety. For further information on these and other CSDP missions please consult; http://www.eeas.europa.eu/cfsp/index_en.htm
The role of the EEAS is to coordinate the European Union's (EU) foreign and security policies. Its purpose is to bring greater coherence, consistency and coordination to the foreign and security polices of the EU. This will enable Europe and its 500 million citizens to speak with a stronger voice in world affairs and promote European values like democracy, human rights, peace building, good governance and multilateralism.
|Awards||2012 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the European Union|
|Founded||1 January 2011|