A historic decision.
Following my proposal, Member States agreed to deliver 1 mio rounds of artillery ammunition within the next 12 months.
We have a 3 track approach:
1) €1 bn for immediate delivery
2) €1 bn for joint procurement
3) commission to ramp up production capacity pic.twitter.com/CCNOaxE4bk
— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) March 20, 2023
THE EUROPEAN PEACE FACILITY In an era of strategic competition and complex security threats, the European Peace Facility (EPF) expands the EU’s ability to provide security for its citizens and its partners. It enables the EU to provide all types of military equipment and security infrastructure to EU partners, in compliance with the highest human rights standards. Investing in peace and security The EPF maximises the impact, effectiveness and sustainability of overall EU external action in peace and security: delivery of military equipment and security infrastructure a rapidly deployed support to EU partners respect of highest International Human rights standards €5 BILLION (2021-2027) The EPF is a fund worth €5 billion financed outside the EU Budget for a period of seven years (2021-2027), with a single mechanism to finance all Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) actions in military and defence areas. SUPPORTING SECURITY AND DEFENCE GLOBALLY With the EPF, the EU: 耳§ 鄭 funds the common costs of military CSDP missions and operations; supports Peace Support Operations conducted by international and regional organisations, as well as partner countries around the world; strengthens the capacities of third States and regional and international organisations relating to military and defence matters (e.g. providing lethal and non-lethal military equipment for the armed forces or infrastructure for security purposes). MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE The EPF includes measures to: ensure an adequate risk assessment and mitigating measures in compliance with international human rights law, international humanitarian law and EU arms export laws; monitor the respect of international law and commitment by the beneficiary at country level and headquarters; allow civil society to report on violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. Assistance under the EPF can be suspended or terminated any time by the Council in case of infringement and/or abuse. 2 THE EUROPEAN PEACE FACILITY ASSISTANCE MEASURES ADOPTED TO DATE EASTERN NEIGHBOURHOOD -Ukrainian Armed Forces (EUR 31 million) 一 field hospitals and medical equipment, demining and engineering equipment, ground mobility, logistical assets and cyber-defence; (EUR 500 million) military equipment (lethal and non-lethal) to support them to defend their territory and population against Russia’s aggression. -Georgian Defence Forces (EUR 12.75 million) 一 medical and engineering equipment, ground mobility assets -Armed Forces of the Republic of Moldova (EUR 7 million) 一 medical equipment and explosive ordnance disposal equipment WESTERN BALKANS -Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUR 10 million) — transportation and medical vehicles, metal detectors AFRICA AFRICA -Somali National Army (EUR 20 million) — rehabilitation works at the training facility, basic personal equipment for trainees, the payment of the training centre’s running costs, non-lethal equipment -African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) (EUR 65 million) 一 troop allowances, mission subsistence allowances for high-ranking officers, death and disability compensation -G5 Sahel Joint Force (Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad) (EUR 35 million) — equipment for increasing resilience, infrastructure improvements, maintenance of equipment -Multi-National Joint Task Force against Boko Haram (MNJTF: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria) (EUR 10 million) — command and control, air mobility, logistic support and medical support, support for limited running costs and per diems for MNJTF HQ The EU follows very closely the developments in Mali. Member States have the possibility to suspend or terminate an assistance measure at any time. Provision of military equipment in relation to CSDP missions/operations: -Mozambican Armed Forces / EU Training Mission in Mozambique (EUR 44 million) 一 ground and amphibious mobility assets, technical devices and a field hospital -Malian Armed Forces / EU Training Mission in Mali* (EUR 24 million) 一 support to the Non-Commissioned Officers’ Academy in Banankoro, renovating training infrastructure in Sevare-Mopti and non-lethal equipment Continuation of support to military components of African-led Peace Support Operations as previously funded under the African Peace Facility. An assistance measure taking the form of a general programme for support to the African Union in 2021 (EUR 130 million) under which: STRATEGIC COMPASS