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"As is" reference - not a United Nations document

8 November 2012

Ramallah, 8th Nov. 2012 - Delegates from European Union member states who make up the Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CIVCOM) have been visiting Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory to see how the EUPOL COPPS mission is working and to meet its staff.

On the first day of the visit, the Head of EUPOL COPPS, Kenneth Deane welcomed the CIVCOM delegation led by Mika-Markus Leinonen, Director, CIVCOM Chair, European External Action Service (EEAS). The day after, the Delegation met with EUBAM Rafah, the other EU Mission located in the region.

The CIVCOM, composed of representatives from the 27 EU member states, is the committee responsible for the planning and implementation of any  Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)  civilian mission. CIVCOM provides information, drafts recommendations, and gives its opinion to the European Union Political and Security Committee on civilian aspects of crisis management.

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