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The CSDP framework agreements concluded by the EU with third countries?

(BRUSSELS2) While an agreement has been signed with the United States and another will be signed with Abania and Serbia, here is the list of framework agreements for participation in peacekeeping and crisis management operations in the European Union, already signed or ratified:

  • Norway: signed on December 3, 2004, entered into force on January 1, 2005
  • Iceland: signed on February 21, 2005, entered into force on April 1, 2005
  • Ukraine: signed on June 13, 2005, entered into force on May 1, 2008
  • Canada: signed November 24, 2005, entered into force December 1, 2005
  • Turkey: signed on June 29, 2006, entered into force on August 1, 2007
  • Montenegro : signed on February 22, 2011
  • United States : signed on May 17, 2011
  • Serbia : being signed
  • Albania : being signed

NB: two other agreements had been signed with Romania and Bulgaria but they are now obsolete due to the accession of these two countries to the European Union effective since 2007.

The High Representative was mandated in April 2010 by the 27 to negotiate and sign agreements with some twenty countries. Besides those above, we find: Angola, Argentina, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Fyrom (Macedonia), India, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, South Africa.

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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