The CMPD is the civil–military strategic planning structure for missions.
CivCom advises the political and security committee on civilian aspects of crisis management.
The CPCC is the European External Action Services (EEAS) Directorate serving as the Operational Headquarters for the “civilian” (unarmed) Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Missions.
A growing body of legislation is being produced to develop the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
CARD is the process of ongoing review that identifies next steps for the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) development.
The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is the best- known aspect of a far more sweeping Common (or Integrated) Maritime Policy.
EUMS INT provides the EU with its military intelligence staff at strategic level.
The EU INTCEN is the EU’s civilian intelligence capability and is home to the EU Hybrid Fusion Cell which focuses in particular on disinformation and fake news.
The European Border and Coast Guard Agency. The EU has proven ambitions to run maritime policy.
MMF is a small pooled fleet of Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft.
A longstanding project initially set up to improve connectivity over maritime surveillance.
A European Defence Agency (EDA) programme to ‘green’ Defence.
The forthcoming root and branch reset of the civil service led in the Cabinet Office by Lord Agnew and Baroness Finn is greatly to be welcomed. Ministers are – and should be able to be – critically reliant on the civil service to be honest, genuinely objective, consciously subordinate and also on the ball…
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