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Foreign affairs and security policy

What the Commission is doing


  • Contribute to peacekeeping on a global scale
  • Promote democracy and defend human rights in developing and neighbouring countries
  • Support global security by police and military actions around the world
  • Be the world-leading actor in the fight against climate change
  • Increase global trade

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Key initiatives

Human rights and democracy

The EU promotes and defends human rights and democracy across the world, as well as within its own borders