Council Decision amending Decision (CFSP) 2017/1869 on the European Union Advisory Mission to Iraq in support of Security Sector Reform (EUAM Iraq)

1. The attached Council Decision relates to the first Strategic Review of the EU Advisory Mission in support of Security Sector Reform in Iraq (EUAM Iraq). The mission was originally mandated from 18 October 2017 until 17 October 2018 (12 months), but the Strategic Review recommends a mandate extension of 18 months.


2. An Explanatory Memorandum on this subject was last submitted for Parliamentary Scrutiny on 22 March 2018. The document was cleared at the House of Lords Chairman’s sift on 27 March 2018. The House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee cleared the document as “not legally or politically important” on 18 April 2018 (ESC 39579, 24th Report, Session 2017-19).


3. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is the Minister with overall responsibility for UK policy on the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy.


4. The UK’s Foreign Affairs policy is a reserved matter under the UK’s devolution settlements and no devolved administration interests arise. The devolved administrations have therefore not been consulted in the preparation of this EM.

Topic  Common Foreign and Security Policy 
Department  FCO 
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Associated file(s)

  1. 16 October 2018 Duncan-Boswell - 281 KB - pdf
  2. 2 November 2018 Duncan-Boswell - 305 KB - pdf
  3. OTNYR - 227 KB - pdf

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