Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI)

Source: Europa Nu.

This directorate-general is a remnant of the former DG foreign affairs that was absorbed into the European External Actions Service i. This DG is currently responsible for the implementation of several EU-programmes in the field of external policy.

Today the FPI is tasked with:

  • Implementing the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) budget;
  • Implementing crisis response and prevention measures financed under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP);
  • Implementing the Partnership Instrument (PI), designed to promote the Union's strategic interests worldwide
  • Implementing co-operation with industrialised countries (ICI);
  • Implementing electoral observation missions under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights;
  • Preparing and implementing sanction proposals;
  • Implementing at EU level the Kimberley Process certification scheme; and
  • Working to prevent the trade in goods that could be used for capital punishment or torture.
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 35 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
22.02.2021  Delegated acts under Regulation 2019/125 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other inhuman treatment or punishment.
Report com(2021)75
 
14.12.2020  Export authorisation 2019 Regulation concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Report com(2020)799
 
14.12.2020  Activities and consultations of the Anti-Torture Coordination Group.
Report com(2020)803
 
30.07.2020  Review of Regulation 2019/125 on trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Report com(2020)343
 
07.10.2019  Activities and consultations of the Anti-Torture Coordination Group referred to in Article 31 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125.
Report com(2019)449
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 16 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
18.06.2013  Amendment of Council Regulation (EC) No 2368/2002 as regards the inclusion of Greenland in implementing the Kimberley Process certification scheme.
Regulation com(2013)427
 
18.06.2013  Rules and procedures to enable the participation of Greenland in the Kimberley Process certification scheme.
Decision com(2013)429
 
20.02.2012  Amendment of Council Decision of 2 September 2011 partially suspending the application of the Cooperation Agreement with the Syrian Arab Republic.
Decision com(2012)78
 
25.01.2012  Amendment of Council Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus.
Regulation com(2012)32
 
09.12.2011  Restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria.
Regulation com(2011)887
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 63 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
05.07.2016  Amendment of Regulation 230/2014 establishing an instrument contributing to stability and peace.
Regulation com(2016)447
 
12.03.2015  Amendment of Council Regulation (EC) No 314/2004 concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of Zimbabwe.
Regulation join(2015)8
 
22.01.2015  Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine.
Regulation join(2015)1
 
15.12.2014  Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran.
Regulation join(2014)42
 
05.12.2014  Amendment of Council Regulation (EC) No 174/2005 imposing restrictions on the supply of assistance related to military activities to Côte d’Ivoire.
Regulation join(2014)41