(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