This policy brief focuses on the EU’s military missions and operations in African countries. It presents recommendations regarding EU policy commitments and practices within the security sector in Africa.
This policy brief focuses on the EU’s military operations and missions in African countries. Drawing on the EU’s experiences and setbacks since its military engagement in that region began, under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, this brief presents recommendations on the EU’s policy commitments and practices within the security sector in Africa. It indicates some points that the EU should take into consideration in its future engagements, such as deciding on the role of its military missions and operations, understanding the country in which it is engaged, adopting a long-term approach, avoiding isolated actions and opposing effects, dealing with the lack of local political will, reaching accommodations with regional countries, and thinking about possible sanctions and sequenced security programmes in Africa.