Proposal for a Council Decision amending Decision 2013/354/CFSP on the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS)

1. The draft Council Decision extends the mandate of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Mission deployed in the Palestinian Territories: the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS). The mandate extension is for 12 months to 30 June 2020, following the strategic review in April 2019.


2. An Explanatory Memorandum on this mission was last submitted for Parliamentary Scrutiny on 18 June 2018. The House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee cleared the item as “not legally or politically important” on 14 June 2018 (ESC 39899, 32nd Report, Session 2017-19). The House of Lords External Affairs Sub-Committee cleared the item on 29 October 2018.


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 Security and Defence Policy 
Department  FCO 
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