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Source: European Union (EU)
25 June 2012



PROVISIONAL VERSION
PRESSE 282
PR CO 41
PRESS RELEASE


3179th Council meeting
Foreign Affairs
Luxembourg, 25 June 2012
President Catherine Ashton
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and
Security Policy

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COMMON SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY

EU Border Assistance Mission for Rafah

The Council extended until 30 June 2013 the European Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point, EU BAM Rafah1. The Council also agreed on the financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure of EU BAM Rafah for that period.

The aim of EU BAM Rafah is to provide a third party presence at the Rafah crossing point in order to contribute, in cooperation with the Union’s institution-building efforts, to the opening of theRafah crossing point and to build up confidence between the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

EU Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories

The Council extended until 30 June 2013 the EU Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS)2. The Council also agreed on the financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure of EUPOL COPPS for the period until 30 June 2013.

PROVISIONAL VERSION 25.VI.2012

The aim of the mission is to contribute to establishing sustainable and effective policing arrangements under Palestinian ownership, in accordance with best international standards, in cooperation with the EU institution building programmes, as well as other international efforts in the wider context of the security sector, including criminal justice reform.

Endnotes
1Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP, OJ L 327, 14.12.2005.
2Decision 2010/784/CFSP, OJ L 300, 17.11.2005.

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