Foreign Affairs | European response to global conflict prospects
To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs the extent to which his attention and that of his head-of-government colleagues across Europe has been drawn to the prospect of a world-wide war arising from activities towards this end on a global basis.
The European Union is active in pursuing the preservation of peace, the reinforcement of international security and the promotion of international cooperation, democracy, the rule of law and the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the world.
The Treaty on European Union commits the EU and all of its Member States to contribute to peace, security, sustainable development, solidarity and mutual respect among peoples, free and fair trade, eradication of poverty and the protection of human rights, in particular the rights of the child, as well as to the strict observance and the development of international law, including respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter, in our relations with the wider world.
Through discussions at the European Council, Foreign Affairs Council and working groups in Brussels, the EU and its Member States work, collaboratively and in coordination, to respond to global developments which threaten the international rules-based order, and which undermine international law and the UN Charter.
The EU consistently takes strong and practical stances in order to prevent conflict from occurring and escalating, promoting multilateral solutions to common problems, in particular in the framework of the United Nations, and in meaningful and substantive partnership with states from all regions of the world.
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