Statewatch article: RefNo# 33767
EU: SAHEL-SAHARA and FOREIGN FIGHTERS: European External Action Service (EEAS)
Statewatch News Online, July 2014
The production of the 'Options' paper has come about following November 2013 Council Conclusions on the Common Security and Defence Policy. These called for "concrete steps" to "continue to develop CSDP support to border management as part of a wider and more joined-up EU approach to help third states and regions better manage their borders... The Council acknowledged the need to address the Sahel-Saharan region security challenges, including those in Libya. in this context, it invites the High Representatives to present by early 2014 an options paper with proposals for further action to support Sahel-Saharan border management, in response to local needs and requirements..."

See the full text: Options for CSDP Support to Sahel-Saharan Border Management (pdf)

And see Statewatch: New "concept" drafted for EU border missions abroad (database link)

Also: Non-paper: Syria Foreign Fighters: strategic engagement plan (pdf)

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