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EU intervention in 'Sarunia': Testing crisis management structures
"The stability of the state of "Sarunia" is threatened by events in the neighbouring states of "Ranua" and "Celego". The last weeks saw an escalation of border skirmishes leading Sarunia to request an EU military intervention as well as a civilian mission to support border management and judicial reforms. A piracy attack on an oil tanker causes oil spill near the harbour of the city "Batela" while a cyber-attack targets the EU's local communications system. A number of EU citizens from various Member States working at the local oil refinery in West Sarunia are at risk of being attacked."
Completion of EUPOL DRC: advancing police reform in Congo
This week marks the closure of EUPOL DRC, the EU's Mission supporting the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) security sector reform in the field of policing and its interaction with the justice system, in the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Since 2007, experts from EU Member States provided assistance, mentoring, support and advice to the Congolese authorities.
Visit of Lt General Wolfgang Wosolsobe to EUFOR RCA
On the 23 September 2014, the Director General of the European Union Military Staff, Lt General Wolfgang WOSOLSOBE paid a two-day fact finding visit to the Force Headquarters of the European Union Force Republic Central Africa (EUFOR RCA) in Bangui.
Pooling and Sharing in the area of Training and Education in practice
The European Security Defence College (ESDC) and EU Military Staff (EUMS) co-organized a 'Common Security and Defence Policy(CSDP) Orientation Course' and a 'Common Security and Defence Policy Foundation Training for EU Headquarters Course' in Brussels during the period, 8-12 September 2014.
Handover of computers and Child Rights and Policing booklets
Kabul, July 2014. EUPOL Gender and Human Rights Mentor/Advisor Mika Noori handed over 2,800 booklets on Child Rights and Policing along with two computers, projectors and IT equipment as part of the Child Rights and Policing project to BG Hekmat Shahi Rasooli, Head of Human Rights, Women Rights and Children Affairs General Directorate at the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI)
“To experience from each other”
On Wednesday 16 July 2014, the Commander of the Multinational Joined Headquarters Ulm, the very high ranking German Lieutenant General Richard Rossmanith visited the Hellenic Operation Headquarters of the European Union in Larissa, Greece.
Appointment of Acting Head of EUPOL COPPS
Rodolphe Mauget has been appointed Acting Head of Mission until further notice, following the appointment of Kenneth Deane as EU Civilian Operations Commander and Director of the EU Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability, effective from first of July.
Visite de la presse internationale au Niger et à EUCAP
Du 20 au 27 juin 2014 M. Gianandrea Gaiani, directeur de publication de la revue spécialisée italienne en sécurité et défense Analisi Difesa, a effectué une visite de travail au Niger et à la mission EUCAP.
3rd EUBAM – Ra’s Ajdir meeting
Ra’s Ajdir is one of EUBAM’s most important Pilot Projects. Following inaugural meetings back in March 2014, local authorities in charge of the BCP and EUBAM Libya experts agreed to work hand in hand with a view to advance the projects due to give the Ra’s Ajdir BCP a profound “facial uplift”.
EUBAM LIBYA went to Misrata on the 17 till 19 of June 2014.
EUBAM – Ra’s Ajdir meeting
Ra’s Ajdir BCP is an interesting case study for EUBAM LIBYA: the local authorities in charge of the Border Control are very aware of the need to develop the standard of their BCP considering the challenges they need to face.
Formation s'inscrivant dans la "judiciarisation" des forces armées du Niger
Le Mardi 3 Juin 2014, à l'occasion d'une mission à Tillabéry planifiée par le bureau Interopérabilité de la mission EUCAP Sahel, l'expert en police technique et scientifique M. Emmanuel Prat et l'expert visiteur en stratégie de formation M. Dominique Chevalier ont délivré une formation s'inscrivant dans la "judiciarisation" des forces armées du Niger.
Visit of the French Minister of Defense
On the 21 March 2014 the French Minister of Defense, Jean-Yves Le Drian visited the EU Operation Headquarters Republic Central Africa in Larissa, Greece.
Chairman EUMC Visited Japan
The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee, general Patrick de Rousiers, has briefed the Committee on his recent visit to Japan on 6-10 March on the invitation by the Japanese Chief of Staff, General Iwasaki.
Council conclusions on Common Security and Defence Policy
In view of the European Council of 19-20 December which is expected to provide a new steer for the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), the Council has over recent weeks studied High Representative Catherine Ashton’s report and the Commission’s communication on the defence sector.
Director General of the EU Military Staff, Lieutenant General Wolfgang WOSOLSOBE, visited the National Defence University (NDU), Warsaw, Poland
On Thursday, 24th October 2013, the Director General of the EU Military Staff, Lieutenant General Wolfgang WOSOLSOBE, visited the National Defence University (NDU), Warsaw, Poland.
ISAP Accreditation in Basra
On 25th September seven ICS staff from Iraqi Correctional Service (ICS) Southern Region received accreditation as trainers in ISAP (International Standards Audit Programme) and recognised competencies to conduct training in Prison Leadership and Prisoner Classification.
EUTM SOMALIA: New Commander In Mogadishu
On the 24th September 2013, Colonel. Lorenzo CUCCINIELLO (ITA) took over as the new Commander of the Mentoring, Advisory and Training Element (MATE) of the European Union’s Training Mission in Somalia.
Medal Parade in EUTM Somalia, Kampala (Uganda)
On 10th September, European Union Training Mission Somalia Commander, Brigadier General Gerard AHERNE (IRL) awarded seven (7) EUTM members of his Mission Headquarters (MHQ) staff with the Union Common Security and Defense Policy Service Medal for Somalia. Staff members awarded came from several EU member states (Finland, Germany, Italy and Spain).
EU and Somalia to organise a ‘New Deal for Somalia Conference’ in September
The EU and the Federal Government of Somalia will host “The New Deal For Somalia Confer- ence” in Brussels on 16 September. The interna- tional conference aimes to endorse the “New Deal Compact” that will commit the Somali people and their inter- national partners to a set of key priorities and new support for the reconstruction of Somalia over the next 3 years. This Compact is a milestone in the ”New Deal for fragile states” framework which commits both national and international partners to jointly deliver on the most critical political, security and socioeconomic priorities.
EUTM Mali - La compagnie de protection de Koulikoro
La compagnie de force protection de Koulikoro est arrivée au camp de formation le vendredi 22 mars 2013 en fin d’après-midi. Partie de France le 17 mars, elle est arrivée à Dakar, au Sénégal, en fin de journée.
Green light for civilian mission to support border security in Libya
On the 22 May 2013 the Council established a civilian EU integrated border management assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya). It will support capacity building for enhancing the security of Libya's land, sea and air borders and is expected to gradually start deploying in June.
The EU draws on military and civilian resources from its Member States.