Select Committee on European Union Fortieth Report


ESDP: MILITARY OPERATIONS IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA AND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH FYROM

Letter from Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP, Minister for Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office to the Chairman

  The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has offered to supply two helicopters to the EU Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Operation Commander and the PSC are keen to accept the offer given the shortage of helicopters available to the operation. In order to facilitate acceptance of this offer the EU is preparing a Partnership Agreement with Macedonia based on the standard Framework Partnership Agreement. This agreement takes into account all previous Council Decisions relevant to Operation ALTHEA.

  Once the helicopters are deployed the number of non-EU countries participating alongside the 22 EU Member States in the operation will increase to 12.

14 June 2006



 
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