Mon. May 29th, 2023

The Council adopted a decision setting up an EU military training mission in Mozambique (EUTM Mozambique), with the aim of training and supporting the Mozambican armed forces in protecting the civilian population and restoring safety and security in the Cabo Delgado province.

Today we formally established, in record time, the new European Training Mission for Mozambique. […] This new mission will be a fundamental part of the EU’s response to the Government of Mozambique’s request to address the crisis in Cabo Delgado and contribute to re-establish and reinforce security.

Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Geopolitics of new digital technologies

The Foreign Affairs Council had a first discussion on the external and geopolitical impact of new digital technologies. These technologies are crucial for EU societies and economy, but are increasingly becoming a driver of geopolitical competition and global influence, that is used by foreign actors to manipulate the information environment, influence the public debate, and interfere in democratic processes.

Ministers stressed the need to use the EU’s capacity as regulatory power to influence global norms and standards in this field, and ensure that the system remains open, human centred and based on Rule of Law. In doing this, ministers expressed their wish to work together with like-minded partners, ranging from the US to the Indo-Pacific area, from Africa to Latin America.

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