Council Decision amending Decision (CFSP) 2015/778 on a European Union military operation in the Southern Central Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED operation SOPHIA)

1. The attached Council Decision amends Decision (CFSP) 2015/778 on a European Union military operation in the Southern Central Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED SOPHIA) to:

• Extend Operation Sophia’s mandate until 31 December 2018;

• Authorise expenditure of €6,000,000 for the period of the Mandate (27 July 2017 to 31 December 2018). This represents a decrease on a per annum basis since establishment costs have already been borne.

Topic  Common Foreign and Security Policy 
Department  FCO 
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  1. 4 August 2017 Duncan-Boswell - 140 KB - pdf
  2. Council Decision of 25 July 2017 - 317 KB - pdf
  3. EM Addendum - 27 KB - doc
  4. Unnumbered EM - 924 KB - pdf

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