11.08.2012 - Karl Åke Roghe takes up his post as the new EUPOL Afghanistan Head of Mission
10.07.2012 - New Head of Mission for EUPOL Afghanistan
18.07.2011 - Council conclusions on Afghanistan
13.12.2010 - Extract from the Foreign Affairs Council conclusions concerning Afghanistan
Following the discussion by development ministers of 9 December on the EU-Afghanistan strategy, the Council exchanged views on the political situation in Afghanistan after the elections. It underlined the EU's commitment and the need for long-term engagement, expressing appreciation for the work of EU Special Representative Vygaudas Ušackas. It looked at the specific areas where the EU can apply its strengths, with the justice sector, human and notably women's rights, civil service reform, electoral reform and police reform - with EUPOL Afghanistan playing an important role - as the main priorities.
28.10.2010 - EUPOL Afghanistan helps Afghan police to train their leadership
19.07.2010 - Kabul Conference: High Representative Catherine Ashton to reaffirm the EU's long-term commitment to Afghanistan, Brussels
15.07.2010 - Catherine ASHTON, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, congratulates Brigadier General Jukka SAVOLAINEN on taking office as Head of Mission of EUPOL AFGHANISTAN, Brussels
29.06.2010 - High Representative Catherine Ashton met the heads of the EU civilian missions
18.05.2010 - European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL Afghanistan) extended for 3 years
26.04.2010 - Extract from Council conclusions on CSDP, Luxembourg
The Council welcomed the strategic reform efforts of EUPOL AFGHANISTAN and its
continuous work in strengthening the Afghan police and rule of law sector. The Council
recognises the importance of EUPOL Afghanistan becoming the coordinator for the
development of two pillars of the Afghan National Police, namely the Afghan Civilian Police
and the Afghan Anticrime Police as requested by the Afghan Minister of the Interior.
Sustainable civilian policing structures are a crucial element of the transition strategy agreed
upon in the London Conference.
The Council welcomed ongoing work in preparing EUPOL Afghanistan's extension and, in
that context, a possible adaptation of its mandate. The Council also welcomed the HR's
intention to keep the mission under review, while ensuring its continuity and effectiveness.
The Council welcomed the continued progress made by EUPOL AFGHANISTAN at
strategic, operational and tactical levels in line with its strategic objectives. The Council
acknowledged the progress and expansion of the City Police Projects in building effective city
police forces throughout the country. The Council also welcomed the emphasis of the mission
on close coordination of its activities with other EU instruments and key partners, especially
the recently activated cooperation with the NATO Training Mission Afghanistan.
24.02.2010 - Attorney General’s Office and EUPOL Mission in Afghanistan: Agreement Signed to Fight Corruption
20.01.2010 - Basic Criminal Investigation Course for Afghan Police
17.11.2009 - Extract from Council conclusions on ESDP, Brussels
The Council reaffirmed its determination to make a significant contribution to the reform of the Afghan police. Strengthening the Afghan police and rule of law sector is of crucial importance in the promotion of stability and security in Afghanistan. The Council stressed the distinctive role of EUPOL AFGHANISTAN in providing civilian policing expertise as key to the sustainability of police reforms in Afghanistan and acknowledged the importance of close cooperation among the actors on the ground. In this context the Council underlined the crucial role of the International Police Coordination Board (IPCB).The Council welcomed the consolidation of EUPOL AFGHANISTAN strategic priorities along six objectives, namely intelligence-led policing; police chain of command, control and communication; criminal investigation; anti-corruption; police-prosecutor linkages; and human rights and gender mainstreaming within the Afghan Police. The Council also welcomed the continued progress made by the mission over the last year at strategic, operational and tactical levels.
At this critical moment, it is of utmost importance that the EU honours commitments made in support of police reform in Afghanistan. The Council underlined the importance that Member States provide the mission with the personnel and logistical resources necessary to implement its mandate countrywide.
04.11.2009 - EUPOL Afghanistan supports Inspector General of MoI, Maj Gen Mohammad Wakil Akbari in his new task of curbing the extortion of money in the provinces and on the highways
27.10.2009 - Strengthening EU Action in Afghanistan and Pakistan - Council conclusions - Luxembourg
08.10.2009 - EUHR Javier Solana condemns today's terrorist bomb attack in Kabul
22.07.2009 - Ministry of Interior's anti-corruption implementation programme approved
21.07.2009 - Summary of remarks to the press by EU HR Javier Solana in Afghanistan on 21 July 2009, Kabul
18.05.2009 - Council conclusions on EUPOL Afghanistan, Brussels
The Council reaffirmed its determination to make a significant contribution to the reform of the Afghan national police, and welcomed the continued and increasing deployment, in Kabul and in sixteen provinces of Afghanistan, as well as the planned deployment of the mission to two additional provinces in Eastern Afghanistan of the EUPOL Afghanistan Mission. The Council welcomed the progress made by the mission during the last months, at strategic, operational and tactical levels, in particular in the key areas of anti-corruption strategy for the Ministry of Interior and the Afghan National Police, intelligence-led policing / criminal investigations and linkages with the wider rule of law. The Council also welcomed EUPOL Afghanistan's central role in the training of the Afghan police on its role and performance during the upcoming elections.
15.04.2009 - PRESS RELEASE
31.03.2009 - EU HR Javier Solana addressed the Afghanistan Conference in The Hague
16.03.2009 - PRESS RELEASE
02.02.2009 - EU HR Javier Solana condemns the terrorist attack in Afghanistan
09.12.2008 - EU HR Javier Solana met Hanif ATMAR,Afghan Minister of the Interior
10.11.2008 - Extract from GAERC conclusions on ESDP, Brussels
The Council reaffirmed its determination to make a significant contribution to the reform of the Afghan national police and welcomed the actual deployment, in Kabul and in some fifteen provinces of Afghanistan, of the EUPOL Afghanistan Mission. The decision to double the number of mission personnel so that there are 400 staff members in the field will be implemented progressively from December 2008. That will enable the mission, on the basis of a renewed mandate, to reinforce its activities in support of the Afghan national police.
03.10.2008 - Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the CFSP, congratulates Police Commissioner Kai VITTRUP on his appointment as the new Head of the EU Police Mission in Afghanistan
25.09.2008 - EUPOL Afghanistan: EUPOL Head Of Mission completes his tour of duty
02.07.2008 - EUPOL completes deployment in the South, Kabul
26.05.2008 - Council Conclusions, Brussels
29.04.2008 - Council conclusions, Luxembourg
23.04.2008 - EU HR Javier SOLANA confirms EU's commitment to Afghanistan, Brussels
03.02.2008 - Completion of the EUPOL Criminal Investigation Training for the Attorney General's Office
10.12.2007 - Council Conclusions, Brussels
15.06.2007 - EU police mission in Afghanistan starts, Brussels