EU’s finance for African security missions has ‘poor effect’, say auditors –

The EU’s financial support for African peace and security policies “has had a poor effect and needs refocusing,” the European Court of Auditors said in a report published on Tuesday (18 September).

The CoA, which monitors EU spending, argues that the European Commission, led by its diplomatic arm, the European External Action Service, should work to encourage the African Union’s ownership of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) with a view to “refocus EU support away from supporting operational costs towards capacity-building measures”.

At the centre of APSA is the Peace and Security Council, established by the 55 member countries of the AU as a “standing decision-making organ for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts”.


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