EU At the meeting of 13 May 2011, the Council of the European Union adopted the following Conclusions on the replenishment of the African Peace Facility for the period 2011 – 2013:
1. The African Peace Facility was originally established in 2003 in order to provide a predictable source of funding to support the African Peace and Security Agenda.
2. The initial amount of EUR 300 million for the African Peace Facility foreseen in the 10th EDF Implementing Regulation2 and the Multiannual Indicative Programme 2008-2013 for the intra-ACP cooperation is likely to be exhausted this year.
3. The Multiannual Indicative Programme 2008-2013 for the intra-ACP cooperation has also established a sub-reserve of EUR 300 million for peace, stability and conflict prevention.
4. This amount is therefore necessary to replenish the African Peace Facility and should be released in order to finance the African Peace Facility for the period 2011 to 2013.
5. The Commission is invited to pursue the implementation of the Facility in accordance with the specific procedures laid down in Article 12 of the 10th EDF Implementing Regulation.
6. The Council, recalling its declaration of 11 April 2006, reiterates that funding from the European Development Fund is provided as an interim measure and that subsequent alternative funding will have to be considered in the light of the review of the Facility’s effectiveness.
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