NATO & EU Peacekeeping

Crimean Tatars Want UN Peacekeepers

Published April 1, 2014 by Voice of America
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The leader of the Crimean Tatars says he wants international peacekeeping forces sent to the Black Sea peninsula, which Russia recently annexed from Ukraine.

EU launches peacekeeping force for Central African Republic

Published April 1, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - The European Union formally launched a peacekeeping force for Central African Republic on Tuesday, overcoming delays due to shortages of soldiers and equipment thanks to last-minute offers of help from EU governments.

EU ready to deploy delayed C.Africa peacekeeping mission

Published March 29, 2014 by Global Post
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The European Union on Saturday signalled that it is ready to deploy its delayed peacekeeping force to help put down the escalating crisis in Central African Republic, after obtaining additional backing for the mission.

The troops were due to deploy last week, but there were insufficient soldiers for the mission and not enough aircraft at hand to transport them.

Kosovo and the future of the EULEX mission

Published March 23, 2014 by Deutsche Welle
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The EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX, is more active than ever: in recent months, several war criminals have been arrested and imprisoned. But EULEX has also been met with criticism. 

EU aims to deploy Central Africa mission by end-April: general

Published March 19, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - The European Union wants to deploy troops to Central African Republic by the end of April, the general picked to lead the proposed mission said on Wednesday, adding the crisis in Ukraine had delayed its launch.

France has accused the EU of shirking its responsibility for international security after a plan to send up to 1,000 troops to Central African Republic this week seemed set to collapse.

UN Urges Reinforcements for C African Republic

Published February 20, 2014 by ABC News
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for the rapid deployment of at least 3,000 additional troops and police to conflict-wracked Central African Republic to prevent further religious killings that have forced almost one million people to flee their homes and are partitioning the country into Muslim and Christian areas.

That would bring the international forces in the country to more than 11,000.

European Council approves EU CAR peacekeeping mission

Published February 11, 2014 by IHS
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The Council of the European Union (EU) formally approved the launch of an EU peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic (CAR) on 10 February.

The decision means that military planning and force-generation for the mission can now start, and follows a political accord between EU ministers for such a mission in January.

EU May Send Troops to Central Africa

Published January 17, 2014 by Wall Street Journal
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Amid fears of intensifying religious violence, the European Union is expected to authorize a mission Monday that would send up to 1,000 troops to the Central African Republic, the bloc's first full-fledged military land operation in six years.

After ‘milestone’ Kosovo poll, UN to assist further political development

Published November 19, 2013 by UN News Centre
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19 November 2013 – The United Nations pledged full cooperation today with the European Union (EU) in tackling the “critical and broadly more challenging phase” confronting Kosovo after the “essential step forward” achieved through municipal elections earlier this month.

EULEX, KFOR, UNMIK should stay as long as possible – Ivica Dacic

Published November 14, 2013 by InSerbia
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EULEX, KFOR and UNMIK should stay in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) as long as possible so as to ensure peace and security for all citizens, primarily Serbs, Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday.

He told reporters that he also said that to EULEX Kosovo Head of Mission Bernd Borchardt earlier in the day, stressing that the international missions are guarantors of the implementation of peace agreements.

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