European Security Strategy, A Secure Europe in a Better World (Brussels, 12 December 2003)

In June 2003, the Thessaloniki European Council instructs the Secretary-General of the Council/High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) to submit a European Union security strategy to the General Affairs and External Relations Council. This document, entitled A Secure Europe in a Better World, is adopted by the European Council in Brussels on 12 December 2003. It emphasises the need for a multilateral and global approach to security in Europe and throughout the world.

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Source: A Secure Europe in a Better World - European Security Strategy . Brussels, 12 December 2003. [ON-LINE]. [s.l.]: Council of the European Union, [11.10.2004]. Available on

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