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Procedure : 2016/0207(COD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0261/2017

Texts tabled :

A8-0261/2017

Debates :

PV 29/11/2017 - 21
CRE 29/11/2017 - 21

Votes :

PV 14/09/2017 - 8.12
CRE 14/09/2017 - 8.12
PV 30/11/2017 - 8.18

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2017)0469

Debates
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - Brussels Revised edition

21. Instrument contributing to stability and peace (debate)
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  Charles Tannock, on behalf of the ECR Group . – Mr President, the instrument contributing to stability and peace is an important tool, as underlined by the European Commission, most recently in the form of the global strategy. Existing tools allow for direct financial support to be given by the EU to police forces, but there are gaps in its ability to make similar provision to other civilian security forces; forces that are often vital to ensuring peace and stability.

It is these gaps that this revision hopes to plug. It is important to note that financing options will be limited to non-lethal weapons. So these changes are far removed from representing a move towards financing military hardware by the back door, as some critics have wrongly claimed.

Indeed, one of the examples given as a potential use of this instrument would be for the EU mission in Mali for the purposes of financing a garrison of medical facilities. The emphasis is clearly very much based around the mantra of security as a precondition of successful development. And it is on this basis that I strongly support the excellent report by Mr Danjean.

 
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