Financing of CSDP missions and operations

11-02-2016

The complex financing rules governing crisis-management operations, deployed under the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), affect the Union's ability to respond efficiently to crises. While civilian missions fall under the EU budget, the costs of military operations are borne by the participating states. The European Parliament has called for increased flexibility, transparency, and accountability, as well as simpler procedures for the financing of CSDP operations.

The complex financing rules governing crisis-management operations, deployed under the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), affect the Union's ability to respond efficiently to crises. While civilian missions fall under the EU budget, the costs of military operations are borne by the participating states. The European Parliament has called for increased flexibility, transparency, and accountability, as well as simpler procedures for the financing of CSDP operations.