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The EU’s new approach to funding peace and security [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Patryk Pawlak (2nd edition),
Graphic by Christian Dietrich,

red text Military Training under the piece of torn paper

© Maksim Kabakou / Fotolia

The link between security, peace and development is recognised by both security and development communities. However, the practical implications of this nexus still pose challenges – especially in the light of a rapidly evolving security environment. While the EU’s assistance for peace and security comes in different forms – for instance through budgetary support or under common security and defence policy – the existing rules of financing under the EU budget exclude activities aimed at enhancing cooperation with the defence sector and the military in third countries.

The proposed amendment to Regulation (EU) No 230/2014 of 11 March 2014 aims to remedy this situation by creating the conditions to allow EU budgetary support for capacity-building programmes in third countries aimed at training and mentoring, the provision of non-lethal equipment and assistance with infrastructure improvements, and help with strengthening the capacity of military actors in order to contribute to the achievement of peaceful and inclusive societies and sustainable development.

Current edition

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 230/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing an instrument contributing to stability and peace
Committee responsible:

Rapporteur:

Shadow rapporteurs

Foreign Affairs (AFET)

Not yet assigned

Not yet assigned

COM(2016) 447 of 5.7.2016

2016/0207(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Next steps expected: Appointment of rapporteur

Discussion in committee

Stage: National parliaments

Capacity building in the EU's missions and operations

Capacity building in the EU’s missions and operations

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