The conflict in the Central African Republic could have presented an opportunity for governments to pool defence resources but the issue has hardly been raised at the EU level. Leaders are meeting in Brussels today (19 December) to discuss defence and security.
France said it would act immediately in Central African Republic after securing U.N. backing to halt sectarian violence that rocked the capital yesterday (5 December) and risked escalating into widespread civilian massacres.
The Central African Republic is a “country that the world forgot” and could become “a second Somalia” without additional support, EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said, pledging 15% of her budget to overlooked crises.
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