Council Decision amending Decision 2012/389/CFSP on the EU Mission on Regional Maritime Capacity Building in the Horn of Africa (EUCAP Somalia)
1. This draft Council Decision proposes a budget for the civilian CSDP mission, EUCAP Somalia (previously EUCAP NESTOR), for the period 1 March 2018 to 31 December 2018. It foresees an increase in the budget from €22.9m (for 12 months) to €27.4m (for 10 months), in order to enable EUCAP Somalia to expand its operations. The current budget expires on 28 February 2018.
2. EUCAP NESTOR was launched in July 2012 in order to assist countries in the Horn of Africa and the Western Indian Ocean to strengthen their maritime security capacity and more effectively fight piracy. On 12 December 2016, its mandate was extended until 31 December 2018 and the mission was renamed EUCAP Somalia.
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