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Source: European Union (EU)
3 July 2013

Brussels, 3 July 2013
(OR. en)

EU police mission for the Palestinian Territories extended

The Council today prolonged the EU police mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) until 30 June 2014. It is part of wider EU efforts in support of Palestinian state building in the context of working towards a comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution.

The mission has been assisting the Palestinian Authority in building the institutions of a future state of Palestine in the areas of policing and criminal justice since January 2006. Through its contribution to security and justice sector reform, the mission supports efforts to increase the security of the Palestinian population and to reinforce the rule of law. Kenneth Deane has been Head of Mission since 1 July 2012.

A budget of € 9.5 million has been allocated for the mission's activities between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014.

For more information, see the factsheet and mission website.

In addition, the Council today extended the EU border assistance mission for the Rafah crossing point (EU BAM Rafah) until 30 June 2014.



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