|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 157, Pages 9-12|
Decision (CFSP) 2022/906 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 9 June 2022 - establishing an assistance measure aimed at strengthening the Balkan Medical Task Force (BMTF) in the framework of the European Peace Facility (EPF).
The BMTF was set up as a regional initiative bringing together six Western Balkan countries - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia - with the aim of providing a quick and effective response to disaster-struck countries or regions by using already existing military medical capacities of participating nations. Each of the six participating nations take over the role of Framework Nation on a two-year rotating basis.
The objective of the assistance measure is to support capacity building of the BMFT by procuring the necessary equipment and materiel for the medical units of the Armed Forces of the participating countries, in order to strengthen the military medical capabilities of the region and ultimately civilian relief efforts. The duration of the assistance was set at 36 months.
This Decision was adopted by the Council of the European Union on 9 June 2022 and published in the Official Journal on the following day.
|Subject Categories||Health, Security and Defence|
|Subject Tags||Common Security and Defence Policy, Military Affairs, Risk | Crisis Management|
|Keywords||Common Foreign and Security Policy [CFSP]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|