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Eupol and Eusec Congo extended

(BRUSSELS2) The "27" approved, today (24 September), the extension for 12 months (until 30 September 2013) of the two civilian missions deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The decision was adopted as an "A point" (without discussion) at the General Affairs Council. At the same time, the ministers decided on the budget allocated to each of the two missions The EU police mission (EUPOL RDC) — responsible for assisting and advising the Congolese authorities on the reform of the security sector in the field of the police and its interface with the justice system — will be allocated a budget of 6,75 million euros. While the EUSEC RD Congo mission - responsible for providing advice and assistance for the reform of the security sector - will have a budget of 11 million euros.

On the reconfiguration of the Eusec mission, read: The Eusec DRC mission is recruiting its experts

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).