EU approves new military HQ | 2017-03-07 |

EU approves new military HQ

    6th March, 2017 11:30:48 printer

BRUSSELS:  The European Union on Monday approved plans for a military headquarters to coordinate overseas security operations, foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said, reports AFP.

Mogherini, who has pushed hard for the EU to take on an increased military role, said foreign and defence ministers of the 28 member states “unanimously” backed the project.

“Today we decided to establish a MPCC (Military Planning Conduct and Capability facility) which will command the EU’s non-executive military missions,” she told reporters.

The facility will initially run three operations—civil-military training missions in Mali, the Central African Republic and Somalia—which do not involve the use of force, other than in self-defence.