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EU To Double Police Mission in Afghanistan to 400

Brussels, 26 May - The EU will double the number of participants in the EUPOL mission in Afghanistan, the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council decided on Monday. The number of police officers will thus grow from 230 to 400. According to the Slovenian presidency of the bloc, this measure will strengthen efforts towards police reform.

Brussels, Belgium
Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (left), FM Dimitrij Rupel (centre) and the EU's foreign policy chief Javier Solana at the session of the General Affairs and External relations Council.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels
Meeting of EU defence ministers on doubling the Eupol mission in Afghanistan, gradually reducing presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and extending the Chad mission.
Slovenian Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and Germany's Franz Josef Jung.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels
Meeting of EU defence ministers on doubling the Eupol mission in Afghanistan, gradually reducing presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and extending the Chad mission.
Slovenian Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (right) and France's Hervé Morin.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels
Meeting of EU defence ministers on doubling the Eupol mission in Afghanistan, gradually reducing presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and extending the Chad mission.
Slovenian Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (left).
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels
Meeting of EU defence ministers on doubling the Eupol mission in Afghanistan, gradually reducing presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and extending the Chad mission.
Slovenian Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and Italy's Ignazio La Russa.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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