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Kyrgyzstan. European police needed

Commissioner-KG_Osh-Kyrgyzstan_ACTED-project-v2_03072010_sm.jpg(B2) The European Commissioner for Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, returning from a trip to Kyrgyzstan, explained that all her interlocutors – from the interim president and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the population on place in Osh —, had expressed the wish to have an international presence in the country, in particular European police officers, to contribute to the stabilization of the country, to “train the police forces” and ensure a “certain neutrality”.

"The situation in Osh currently seems stable but there are still tensions and everyone is afraid that it will flare up again” comments someone close to the commissioner. Kristalina Georgieva promised her interlocutors to convey their demands to both Cathy Ashton, the EU's chief diplomat, and European foreign ministers.


(photo credit: European Commission).

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).