As the EU faces the challenge of taking greater responsibility for its own security, it will draw on new methods of cooperation, civilian, military and diplomatic. Pedro Serrano, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (Europe’s foreign policy service), who is responsible for Common Security and Defence Policy and EU Crisis Response, provided an overview of recent developments and reflected on their implications.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Pedro Serrano is Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) with responsibility for the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and Crisis Response. Prior to his appointment in 2015, he was Managing Director for Crisis Response Operational Coordination of the EEAS. He previously served as Principal Advisor on External Affairs to former President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, and was the first to head the EU Delegation at the United Nations, New York, after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.