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The EU is moving forward on common security and defence. This Library guide gathers the best available resources on the topic.


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Welcome to the Library Guide on the EU's Strategic Compass

The EU's Strategic Compass will provide clear political and strategic guidance on the EU approach to security and defence over the next 5 to 10 years and step up the EU's role as a provider of security for its citizens. It will allow the EU to act faster and more decisively to protect its values and interests and contribute to international peace and security. The Strategic Compass has four main aspects, namely crisis management, capability development, resilience and partnerships. The adoption of the ambitious Strategic Compass is a top priority for the French Presidency of the Council of the EU and for the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

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This Library Guide is not exhaustive. It contains selected resources from the online Eureka catalogue of the Council Libraries, and also titles beyond our collections, such as open-access publications. This Library Guide does not necessarily represent the positions, policies, or opinions of the Council of the European Union or the European Council.

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The Library guides contain a selection of relevant resources from the online Eureka catalogue of the Council Libraries. They also contain titles beyond our collections, including open-access publications and websites. The Library guides do not necessarily represent the positions, policies or opinions of the Council of the European Union or the European Council.