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European Council 14 December: Draft Conclusions
10,12.17
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See: European Council (14 December 2017) – Draft conclusions (LIMITE doc no: 13862-17, pdf): Including:

"SECURITY AND DEFENCE

Further to its December 2016 and June 2017 conclusions, the European Council reviewed
progress in the field of security and defence, and:

- welcomes the establishment of permanent structured cooperation and stresses the
importance of quickly implementing the first batch of fifteen projects; it calls on participating Member States to deliver on their national implementation plans;

- calls for further work on the European Defence Fund, and in particular the swift adoption in 2018 of the European Defence Industrial Development Programme, in time to finance the first capability projects in 2019;

- expects the Council to achieve the comprehensive revision of the Athena mechanism for
financing common costs of EU military missions and operations; [to be adjusted in light
of ongoing work]

- requests the Council to adopt a recommendation by June 2018 on a new instrument
covering all requirements for Capacity Building in Security and Development after 2020;

- asks for work to proceed on the implementation of the full set of proposals on EUNATO
cooperation, including the additional ones agreed in December, notably in the areas of counter-terrorism, military mobility and cyber defence.
The European Council will return to the matter of EU-NATO relations in June 2018;

- invites the High Representative to report in June 2018 on the work undertaken to strengthen civilian CSDP."
[emphasis added]

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