07 Mar '17, 6am

#EUSSR: #EU #military #HQ to take charge of #Africa missions... aka fleecing #African continent

#EUSSR: #EU #military #HQ to take charge of #Africa missions... aka fleecing #African continent

Mogherini: "It’s a more effective way of handling our military work" (Photo: consilium.europa.eu) It will have about 30 personnel, most of whom will be pulled in from other EU departments, and will be led by a Finnish lieutenant-general, Esa Pulkkinen, who also heads the military experts bureau. The HQ is to start work in April and to take charge of three existing EU training missions - in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Mali, and in Somalia - in the next few months. A senior EU official said on Monday that the HQ would take care of the missions’ administrative and financial needs and would brief EU diplomats on what they were doing. The official said that, under current arrangements, military commanders in the field in Mali or Somalia, for instance, had to go back and forth to Brussels to do the work. “Now the field commander can concentrate on field issues”, the off...

Full article: https://euobserver.com/foreign/137127

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