Formal transfer of EUCCIS from GSC to EEAS
On 30 June 2014, the European Command and Control Information System (EUCCIS) was transferred from the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) to the European External Action Service (EEAS).
CSDP Training Programme for Eastern Partnership countries (AUT/LTU)
Austria and Lithuania conducted the first CSDP Training Programme for Eastern Partnership countries (CSDP TP EaP). The series of training events included eLearning, an Orientation Course in Brussels and finally an interactive reflection seminar in Kiev. The host countries organised the events under the aegis of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC).
ESDC at the extensive multidimensional exercise VIKING 14
This week, ESDC visited the one of the most extensive multidimensional exercises of its kind, Viking 14, in Enköping, Sweden. The exercise is a training platform designed to prepare civilians, military and police together for deployment to a peace or a crisis response mission area. The Head of the ESDC, Mr. Hans-Bernhard Weisserth, paid a visit to this event on the official visitor's day.
Visite du Président du Conseil Européen et du Premier ministre du Niger à EUCAP
Le Président du Conseil Européen, Herman Van Rompuy a effectué une visite de travail au Niger, le 20 février 2014. Un accueil digne de la coopération qui existe entre l’Union Européenne et le Niger lui a été réservé par le Président de la République du Niger et son Premier ministre qui se sont rendus à l’aéroport et l’ont accompagné tout au long de sa visite à Niamey.
EU Border Assistance Mission supports Libyan Customs
On February 19th, EUBAM Libya attended a graduation ceremony for over 1,000 customs recruits at the Customs Training Centre in Tripoli. Mustafa Turjman, Director General of Libyan Customs, thanked EUBAM for its support in achieving better cooperation with the sister agencies of Border Police, Border Guards and Coast Guards.
New Commander of EUTM Somalia
On 14 February, the official ceremony for the transfer of authority between EUTM SOMALIA Mission Commander Brigadier General Gerald AHERNE (IRL) and Brigadier General Massimo MINGIARDI (ITA), took place at EUTM Headquarters, International Campus, MOGADISHU.
Visite du CIVCOM à EUCAP SAHEL Niger
Le président du Comité chargé des aspects civils de la gestion des crises (CIVCOM) et les délégués de 12 pays membres de l’Union européenne ont séjourné à Niamey du 1 au 5 février 2014
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.
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.
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.