Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) was established by the Lisbon Treaty of 2009 as one of the configurations of the Council of the EU, and deals with the Union’s external action, consisting of trade, development cooperation, security and defence, and humanitarian aid. Depending upon the agenda items, the Council brings together the defence ministers, development ministers, and trade ministers of the EU member states once in a month. FAC is chaired by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Assisted by both the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, FAC aims at ensuring the unity, consistency, and effectiveness of the Union’s foreign policy. The Council implements the EU’s foreign and security policy in compliance with the framework provided by the European Council, and it has the competence to adopt crisis management actions (civil and military), and to take security measures whenever deemed necessary, including possible sanctions. Also, FAC is held responsible for carrying out the adoption of measures pertaining to the EU’s common commercial policy, which are concerned with trade and investment relations, intellectual property rights and foreign direct investment.
Responsible Under Secretary General: Ken Berk KAYACAN
- The Establishment of the EU Armed Forces
- Combating against Maritime Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
- Damla MANAV
- DOWNLOAD PROPOSAL FOR A REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the establishment of the EU Armed Forces
- DOWNLOAD PROPOSAL FOR A REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL On Combating Maritime Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea