• ensure proper use of EU funds for foreign policy and security
  • support countries during crises
  • fund and carry out activities in countries of strategic interest to the EU
  • foster EU relations with 17 industrialised countries and territories
  • observe elections in non-EU countries
  • implement EU sanctions
  • monitor the diamond trade (Kimberley Process)
  • combat trade in goods used for capital punishment or torture

Plans and reports

Commission work programme – overview of institution-wide deliverables for current year

Management plan – department forecasted outputs, activities, resources for current year

Annual activity report – department achievements, resources used during previous year

Leadership and organisation