EU: Integrated police units with "niche" roles like public order: European External Action Servicce (EEAS)

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See the full text: Report on Member State replies to a questionnaire on Integrated Police Units, Formed Police Units, national and multinational police expert teams and other civilian "niche" capabilities (LIMITE doc no: EEAS 01803-14, 38 pages, pdf)

If you read that: "The initiative to gather information on niche capabilities should be seen in the context of the Council conclusions of 23 July 2012, in which the Council renewed "its commitment to support sustainable civilian capability development by the Member States, to address capability gaps and ensure that in the future also the required capabilities will be available". It is a constant challenge for civilian CSDP to ensure that capability shortfalls are identified in a timely manner and addressed appropriately." You are probably none the wiser. This initiative is geared to locating deployable police units within or outside the EU. And it expressly does not include the European Gendarmarie Force (EGF) which is already in place: "an inventory of Member States' police elements not included in the EGF Catalogue"

See also: EU wants access to more national police units for "robust" missions outside European borders (Statewatch database)

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