Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/906 on an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility to strengthen the capacities of the Balkan Medical Task Force

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Series Details L 157, Pages 9-12
Publication Date 10/06/2022
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Decision (CFSP) 2022/906 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 9 June 2022 - establishing an assistance measure aimed at strengthening theĀ Balkan Medical Task Force (BMTF) in the framework of theĀ European Peace Facility (EPF).

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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.

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