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Friday, March 16, 2018

New EU package to support Lebanese security sector

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News Today the European Union has announced a 50 million euro package to support the Lebanese security sector, as part of its longstanding commitment to the stability and security of Lebanon.

This package includes 46,6 million euro funded by the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) for promoting the rule of law, enhancing security and countering terrorism until 2020 and 3,5 million euro in support of airport security, adopted under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP).

The new package is part of the EU's overall and longstanding support to the security sector in Lebanon where the EU has invested more than 85 million euro across the entire sector since 2006. EU activities have included support to the Lebanese security forces' capacity building, integrated border management, civilian oversight, as well as the mitigation of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear threats and mine action. In 2018, the focus is placed on integrated border management and countering terrorism.

Source :  Press room - European Commission


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