Lords EU Committee to take evidence on EU missions in Kosovo and Somalia

21 February 2018


On Thursday 22 February 2018 the House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee will take oral evidence on the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) and EU missions in Somalia.

The Committee will take evidence from:

  • Dr Filip Ejdus, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade
  • Dr An Jacobs, Senior Lecturer, Defence & International Affairs Department, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

This public evidence session starts at 10.05am and is part of the Committee’s Brexit: Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions inquiry.

The questions the Committee is likely to ask include:

  • Could the objectives of EULEX Kosovo be achieved through other means?
  • How significant has the UK’s contribution to EULEX been?
  • Five non-EU countries currently contribute to EULEX Kosovo—Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and the US. Which contribution has been the most significant? What is your assessment of their co-operation?
  • What contribution has EU Training Mission (EUTM) Somalia made to the EU's objectives in Somalia? What are the main challenges of the mission?
  • The Committee has been told that EU Capacity Building Mission (EUCAP) Somalia was “probably the least convincing of the three missions” operating in and around Somalia. Is this assessment correct?
  • What contribution has EUTM Somalia made to the EU's objectives in Somalia? What are the principal challenges of the mission?
  • After Brexit should the UK try to continue participating in EU CSDP missions in Kosovo and Somalia?

This public evidence session will begin at 10.05am on Thursday 22 February 2018 in Committee Room 1 of the House of Lords.

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