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Beyond the Civilian Compact: Why we need to talk about civilian capabilities


The Civilian Compact – a milestone document in the implementation of the EU Global Strategy – marks a notable shift in the scope and ambition of EU civilian crisis response. Yet, for the EU to match the scope and ambition of the Civilian Compact with capabilities requires a considerable investment by the member states and the EU institutions. This needs to go beyond the recently revised Civilian Capability Development Plan.

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