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Missions and operations of the European Union

Missions and operations of the CSDP (en) / PSDC (fr) / GSVP (de) and former ESDP (en) / PESD (fr) / ESVP (de). There are 3 types : military, civil or civil-military. With regard to the major categories, the EU carries out (rather military) operations , the "... FOR", and (rather civilian) missions. The missions include: police missions (...POL), rule of law missions (...LEX and ...JUST), training missions (...TM), border assistance missions (...BAM), military advisory missions (...MAM), monitoring missions (...MM) and capacity building missions (... CAP).


Fighting piracy on the high seas


EU anti-pirate mission?

If approved by member states in November, the EU's first naval mission in the region where Somalia's northeastern tip meets the Indian Ocean will consist of five or six ships from different EU countries under the command of UK vice-admiral Philip Jones and with headquarters in Northwood, Great Britain, Mrs Claude-France Arnould from the EU council - the secretariat of EU top diplomat Javier Solana - told MEPs.