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Political and Security Committee (PSC)

The Political and Security Committee of the European Union is responsible for the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). The PSC meets at the ambassadorial level of the 27 member states in Brussels. The ambassadors meet twice a week, and monitor the security related developments within the European Union territories and other parts of the world which have strategic or humanitarian significance for the European Union. The Committee makes recommendations regarding security strategy to the Council of the EU, and implements the decisions taken by the Council. Furthermore, PSC guides the military bodies of the EU such as the Military Committee, the Politico-Military Group and the Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management. The PSC oversees EU-led Crisis Management Operations, and other military missions in cooperation with organizations such as; the United Nations (UN) or North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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