Press conference by Colin Smith, Head of Mission of the EU Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS)
Colin Smith, Head of the EU Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS), hold a press conference on the term of its mission foreseen on 31 December.
The operational phase of EUPOL COPPS started on 1 January 2006. It had a long term reform focus and provided enhanced support to the Palestinian Authority in establishing sustainable and effective policing arrangements under Palestinian ownership. The European Council began work with a view to extending the mission mandate by 2 years, until 31 December 2010, without prejudice to a possible expansion of the mandate in the light of the evaluations to be carried out at the beginning of 2009. SHOTLIST