EU Conflict prevention, peace-building, and security issues

The Lisbon Treaty  has  -  for the first time  -  explicitly enshrined,  as  oneof the  objectives of  the  EU’s  external  action  “to  preserve  peace,  prevent  conflicts  and  strengthen international  security,  in  accordance  with  the  purposes  and  principles  of  the  United Nations  Charter  […]”1.  This  new  development  needs  also  to  be  seen  against  a  wider picture of global instability where -  according to the World Development Report 2011 on  Conflict, Security and Development  -  approximately 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by repeated cycles of political and criminal violence.  . . . → Read More:   EU Conflict prevention, peace-building, and security issues  (PDF – 401Kb)

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