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EUCAP Sahel Mali: mission extended for two years, €29.7 million budget adopted

The EUCAP Sahel Mali civilian mission assists and advises Mali's internal security forces as they implement the reform in the security sector laid down by the government

On 11 January 2017, the Council extended the mandate of the EU mission EUCAP Sahel Mali for two years, until 14 January 2019. The Council also allocated a budget of €29.7 million to the mission for the period from 15 January 2017 to 14 January 2018. The EUCAP Sahel Mali…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): EU adopts sanctions against 7 individuals responsible for violence

The European Union and its Member States are deeply concerned about the political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Council has adopted travel restrictions and an asset freeze in respect of seven individuals occupying positions of authority in the chain of command over perpetrators of violence, with immediate effect. Meeting within the Council of the European Union, foreign affairs ministers discussed the latest developments in the country. Member…

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South Sudan: Council adopt conclusions

The Council called on all parties to lay down their arms and to take decisive steps to end violence, as a last chance for political and military leaders to avoid the resumption of war

The Council adopted conclusions on South Sudan, in light of the profoundly disturbing developments in the country. The Council called on all parties to lay down their arms and to take decisive steps to end violence, as a last chance for political and military leaders to avoid the resumption of…

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Somalia: EU missions EUCAP and EUTM prolonged

The objective of EUCAP Somalia is to assist this country in strengthening its maritime security capacity, so that maritime law is enforced more effectively

The Council prolonged the mandate of its two CSDP missions in Somalia, the civilian mission of capacity building EUCAP and the military training mission EUTM, both until 31 December 2018.  The Council renamed the capacity building mission EUCAP Nestor "EUCAP Somalia". The objective of EUCAP Somalia is to assist this…

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EU training mission in Mali: new mission commander appointed

Brigadier General Peter Devogelaere, a Belgian national, has been appointed as mission commander of the EU training mission in Mali (EUTM Mali)

Brigadier General Peter Devogelaere, a Belgian national, has been appointed as mission commander of the EU training mission in Mali (EUTM Mali). He will take up his duties on 19 December 2016. He will take over from Brigadier General Eric Harvent, who held the post since July 2016. EUTM Mali…

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EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta: operation's mandate extended until 31 December 2018

The European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta was launched in December 2008 to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast

On 25 November 2016, the Council extended the mandate of the operation EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta until 31 December 2018. The Council also allocated to the operation a budget of EUR 11.064 million from the so-called common costs. The European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta was launched in December 2008…

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EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta: operation's mandate extended until 31 December 2018

The European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta was launched in December 2008 to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast

On 25 November 2016, the Council extended the mandate of the operation EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta until 31 December 2018. The Council also allocated to the operation a budget of EUR 11.064 million from the so-called common costs. The European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta was launched in December 2008…