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Eucap HOA (RMCB) mission concept formally approved

(BRUSSELS2) Coreper ambassadors formally approved the Crisis Management Concept (CMC) for possible CSDP action on strengthening regional maritime capacities in the Horn of Africa states and the Western Indian Ocean (RMCB). This approval was expected after the “Yes” in principle from the foreign ministers at the last meeting on December 1, as we mentioned. The short name should be EUCAP HOA/WOI – Eucap as EU capacity building mission; HOA for “Horn of Africa” (in English); WIO for “Western Indian Ocean” (in English). 

The EUCAP HOA mission will have two main tasks:

– excluding Somalia, strengthen the maritime capacities of countries in the region (Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Seychelles, Mauritius and Yemen);

– in Somalia, “ train a coastal police force » – we are not talking about coast guards as such – “ as well as the training and protection of judges » it is specified. The aim is to advise on legal, operational and policy matters relating to maritime security; to train coast guards to strengthen law enforcement at sea; to enter into contracts to obtain the necessary equipment. The regions of Puntland, Somaliland and Galmudug are affected.  

The mission should be based in Djibouti as well as in the countries concerned. It will be planned and commanded from the EU command center in Brussels which will be activated, for the first time, since its creation in 2004.

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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).

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  • drunkard

    Will all EU posts now be reserved for full members of the
    european!!! Great Britain having only an observer position in the future?????
    As you say so well the pit is well dug, one day they will become a confetti unless the position of Scotland changes this deplorable posture based on a narrow national feeling.

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