EU supports Lebanese security sector with €50 million

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Publication Date 15/03/2018
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The European Union announced on 15 March 2018 a €50 million package aimed at supporting the Lebanese security sector.

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The package includes €46.6 million for promoting the rule of law, enhancing security and countering terrorism until 2020 and €3.5 million in support or airport security. The first parcel would be funded under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and the second was adopted under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP).

This investment brings EU investment on the Lebanese security sector to €85 million since 2006. Activities included support to the Lebanese security forces' capacity building, integrated border management, civilian oversight, as well as the mitigation of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear threats and mine action. In 2018, the focus was placed on integrated border management and countering terrorism.

In November 2016, the European Union and Lebanon adopted Partnership Priorities for the period 2016-2020, which set up a renewed framework for political engagement and enhanced cooperation.

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