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December

Job well done: Murderer arrested in Kabul

In spite of numerous challenges, both the Afghan National Police and...

Security still remains the main challenge for prosecutors

Kabul, December 2015. With the...

Senior Afghan officers attended Train-the-Trainer seminar in Germany

Kabul, December 2015. Six senior...

Gianluca Cazzaniga, Head of EUPOL’s International Support Coordination Unit (ISCU) talks about his experience with the Mission in Afghanistan

...

Crisis Management Conference at EUPOL

Kabul, December 2015. Some 30...

Consultations with Civil Society Representatives

Kabul, December 2015: Several...

The legacy of EUPOL Rule of Law Component

Kabul, December 2015. 13...

Core Investigators Programme

Kabul, December 2015. 42 new police officer investigators, including...

The December edition of EUPOL Newsletter is out!

Kabul, December 2015. The...

Job Well Done: Murderer arrested in Kabul

In spite of numerous challenges, both the Afghan National Police and...

November

Job well done: Reducing the sentence of young mother

 

Despite the challenges regarding the security and...

Joint statement of the EU Heads of State or Government and the leadersof the EU institutions on the terrorist attacks in Paris

The European Union is deeply shocked and in mourning after the...

Full access to justice: still a way to go

Kabul, November 2015. Access to justice requires...

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” goes also for Afghanistan

Kabul, November 2015. What is a policy? Who is a...

Medal Parade at EUPOL HQ

Kabul, November 2015. 20 EUPOL...

EU calls on the Afghan Government to eliminate violence against Women

Joint statement by European Union in Afghanistan on the...

Christmas Market at EUPOL HQ

EUPOL staff enjoyed European traditional Christmas snacks and...

“To have a society free of corruption, it has to be free of corrupt individuals”

Kabul, November 2015. As many as...

Police-Prosecutor Cooperation Manuals Handed Over to Afghans

Kabul, November 2015. EUPOL handed over nearly 2,...

Job well done: Would-be suicide bomber arrested

Despite the challenges regarding the security and judicial system in...

Job well done: Illegal weapons seized

Despite the challenges regarding the security and judicial system in...

Brave police cadets and trainers defended Kunduz Airport

Kunduz, November 2015. The...

Discussing support to Afghan police training in the future

EUPOL Training Unit’s tasks and objectives as well as the support to...

Enhancing awareness and cooperation between Interpol and AGO

EUPOL aims to give comprehensive support to the development of a...

The Criminal Procedure Code shows the way to the police, prosecutors and lawyers

Kabul, November 2015. The Criminal...

October

We are hiring – join the EUPOL Afghanistan team!

Kabul, October 2015. Do you want to work in a...

Legal Support for Detention Centers

Kabul, October 2015. According...

“The presence of women in the ANP is not a luxury, it is a necessity”

Kabul, October 2015. “The...

IT training for the Force Management Directorate within the Ministry of Interior

Kabul, October 2015. Information...

Job well done: Thieves arrested!

Despite the challenges regarding the security and...

More intelligence officers needed

Kabul, October 2015. Working as...

Core Investigators Course Graduation Ceremony

Kabul, October 2015. 25 newly graduated...

Job well done: Murderer Arrested in Samangan

Despite the challenges regarding the security and judicial system in...

EU Council conclusion on Afghanistan

October 2015. The Council of the EU has reiterated...

APIM: A Police Intelligence Model adjusted to Afghan conditions

Kabul, October 2015. Fighting organized crime,...

Afghans train Afghans - Police and Prosecutors to pull together

Kabul, October 2015. The coordination of Police and...

September

Eid-ul Adha message from EUPOL Acting Head of Mission

Eid-ul Adha is Eid of sacrifice and commitment to God’s orders. As...

Major Wahida – the Heart and Soul of the Female Teacher Course

Kabul, September 2015. Although...

Job well done: Counterfeit U.S. Dollars notes seller arrested in Kabul province

Despite the challenges regarding the security and the judicial...

Improving access to fair trials and supporting the independence of the defence lawyers

Kabul, September 2015. The...

Strategic Seminar on Policy Implementation

Kabul, September 2015. 30 senior...

Mainstreaming Women’s rights and Gender issues

Kabul, September 2015. The Women Rights and Gender...

INTERPOL experts visit EUPOL

At the end of August, three INTERPOL...

Integrated Training Course for Justice Sector

Kabul, September 2015. “...

IPCB Secretariat transferred to MoI

Kabul, September 2015. An...

“Human Rights was my favourite session!”

Kabul, September 2015. In the...

Updating the National Anti-Corruption Strategy

Kabul, September 2015. On 15...

The September edition of EUPOL Newsletter is out!

Kabul, September 2015. The September edition of...

August

New Chief Judge met EUPOL representatives

Kabul, August 2015. Sayed Yousuf Halim, who was...

Management training: planning for the next steps

Kabul, August 2015. In every country of the world,...

Police Chief of PD 9: “Community Policing is the way forward for every police officer”

Kabul, August 2015. A widowed...

EUPOL condemns the attack on Police Academy in Kabul

Kabul, August 2015. EUPOL Acting...

Promotion Course at the Police Staff College

Kabul, August 2015. 189 male and...

Job well done: Suicide attacks prevented, bombers arrested

There are still a lot of challenges regarding the...

Preparatory working meeting for inter-ministerial commission

 

Kabul, August 2015. On 16th August EUPOL...

Job well done: Stolen jewelry and cash recovered by Parwan Police

Despite the challenges regarding the security and...

Job well done: Car thief arrested!

There are still many challenges regarding the...

July

Seminar on policy development and review through gender perspective

Kabul, July 2015. “EUPOL is supporting the...

Building bridges between MoI an AIHRC

Kabul, July 2015. We may have excellent laws and...

EUPOL’s survey will give insight for the MoI reform on traffic management

Kabul, July 2015. Traffic safety...

NEW WORKING GROUP TO SUPPORT POLICE PROSECTOR COOPERATION

Developing the police-prosecutor cooperation in Afghanistan is a...

Celebrating Eid-ul Fitr at EUPOL

Deputy Minister (DM) of Interior Mohammad Ayoub...

Luxembourg‬ takes over the presidency of the EU

Kabul, July 2015. Luxembourg took over the rotating...

Afghan Female Police Councils elected a chairperson

Kabul, July 2015. 70 heads of...

EUPOL Advisors Meet INTERPOL Officers

Kabul, July 2015. In order to...

Iftar working-dinner with the Afghan Minister of Justice

Kabul, July 2015. An Iftar...

Prosecutor Hamidi – a woman working under threat

Mazar-e Sharif, July 2015. The...

Iftar dinner for female officers

Kabul, July 2015. The Afghan...

European Court of Auditors: EUPOL partly effective in delivering its mandate

A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA)...

Two MPs visited EUPOL

Kabul, July 2015. Two Members of...

Public Consultations on Access to Legal Aid System Manual

Kabul, July 2015. The Legal Aid...

EU Observer: Auditors praise EU work on Afghan police

BRUSSELS, 8 July, 2015. The EU police mission in...

EUPOL Head of Mission Pia Stjernvall’s Message on the Occasion of ‪‎Eid‬-ul Fitr

I would like to extend my very best wishes to our Afghan friends and...

June

Balkh police: recruitment by merit must be the rule

Mazar-e Sharif, June 2015. “When...

EUPOL Head of Mission’s Message: Ramadan Mubarak!

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to...

Working group meets to discuss the new SOP for interview rooms

Kabul, June 2015. To improve...

The Legacy of EUPOL Kabul Field Office

Kabul, June 2015. The activities...

CSDP Medals for EUPOL mission members

Kabul, June 2015. 28 EUPOL...

EUPOL Advisors meet the new Inspector General

Kabul, June 2015. EUPOL Advisors...

Police Disciplinary Procedure Working Group

Kabul, June 2015. To transform...

We are hiring – join the team!

Kabul, June 2015. Do you want to work in a dynamic...

Policy implementation within the Afghan Ministry of Interior

Kabul, June 2015. Following the...

Core Investigators Programme

Kabul, June 2015. 30 female and...

Job well done: Saving a wife and a mother-in-law

There are still a lot of challenges regarding security and judicial...

Legacy of EUPOL Field Office in Mazar-e Sharif

Mazar-e Sharif, June 2015. EUPOL is approaching the...

EUPOL Head of Mission condemns the killing of nine aid workers in Balkh

Kabul, June 2015. EUPOL Afghanistan Head of Mission...

Job well done: Saving a little girl from being raped

There are still a lot of challenges regarding...

The June edition of EUPOL Newsletter is out!

Kabul, June 2015. The June...

Job well done: Police sergeant averts bomb attack in Kabul

There are still a lot of challenges regarding security and judicial...

EU Anti-Corruption Conference

EUPOL Deputy Head of Mission, Tarmo Miilits, was one of the speakers...

Female police Shura supports the development in Mazar-e Sharif

Mazar-e Sharif, June 2015. Two...

May

German University visit paves the way for Afghan Police capacity development

Muenster, May 2015. Informality...

Transparency in the recruitment of ANP is of vital importance

Kabul, May 2015. Sergeant...

Transition to the Afghan ownership

Kabul, May 2015. The Recruitment...

National Anti-Corruption Strategy Workshop

Kabul, May 2015. Integrity Watch...

EUPOL vehicle involved in today’s attack

17 May, 2015. EUPOL Afghanistan...

Statement by High Representative Federica Mogherini on the Kabul attack claiming the life of a close protection team member of EUPOL Afghanistan

Brussels, 17 May, 2015.  For the...

EUPOL HEAD OF MISSION CONDEMNS THE ATTACK AGAINST EUPOL VEHICLE IN KABUL

Kabul, 17 May, 2015. European...

Final farewell to Michael Hampshire

Today on 21 May, the staff members of both EUPOL Afghanistan and...

Congratulations Lucky Draw Winners!

EUPOL Press Team participated at the EU Open Day...

Job well done: Saving the life of a beaten girl

There are still a lot of challenges regarding...

Discussing OPO-MoI cooperation and coordination

Kabul, May 2015. Office of...

Job well done: Capacity building seminars for the provinces which lack security

There are still a lot of challenges regarding...

Police and prosecutors giving voice for women in Herat

Herat, May 2015. A teenager-...

Nicole Gruendler takes over the baton of leadership as new Head of ANP Professionalisation and Training Component

Kabul, May 2015. The baton of...

Police-e Mardume: Gaining the trust of the people in Herat

Herat, May 2015. “During the...

Access to Legal Aid System (ATLAS) Manual completed

Mazar-e Sharif, May 2015. Nine...

We are hiring – join the team!

Kabul, May 2015. Do you want to work in a dynamic...

EUPOL holds third Peer Support Volunteer Course

Living and working in Afghanistan can be a stressful experience, so...

EUPOL closes Field Office in Herat

Heart, May 2015. The European...

April

Strategic adviser and Deputy Minister get straight to the point

Kabul, April 2015. Advising at...

EUPOL hosts business dinner with three Deputy Ministers

Kabul, April 2015. A high-level business dinner...

"Corruption is a huge challenge"

Kabul, April 2015. After the first visit of...

“For sustainability we need to be self-sufficient”

Kabul, April 2015. On a regular...

Bespoke management seminar for key strategic partners

Kabul, April 2015. Key strategic partners from the...

“Islam teaches peace”

Kabul, April 2015. Islamic...

Legacy of EUPOL Field Office in Herat

EUPOL is approaching the end of an era when the Field Office in...

Tarmo Miilits appointed as the Deputy Head of EUPOL Afghanistan

Kabul, April 2015. Tarmo Miilits (Estonia) has been...

Determination to fight corruption has increased

Herat, April 2015. In 2014 the Anti-Corruption Unit...

EUPOL Head of Mission supports Anti-Corruption drive

Kabul, April 2015. In a conference on combating...

Kite flying festival supporting children

Kabul, April 2015. Shamsa...

Weak economy sustains criminality: PCoP Roozi

Herat, April 2015. The civilian...

EUPOL and Ministry of Interior sign Memorandum of Cooperation

Kabul, 23 April 2015. EUPOL Afghanistan has...

The messengers of Police in Herat

Herat, April 2015. Walking and working with people is the key to...

Mission member Thomas Stabler leaves EUPOL after five years of service

EUPOL Afghanistan bids farewell to a respected...

March

Effective Interpol office enhances security in Afghanistan and in the region

Kabul, March 2015. An effective Interpol office is...

54 fire trucks for Afghanistan

Kabul, March 2015. The Afghan fire fighters fleet...

Afghan women to look up to

“EUPOL and the European Union have supported Afghan women for years...

The EU in support of Afghan women in leadership positions

Brussels, 8 March. The High Representative of the...

How can the Afghan National Police move from a fighting force to a police service?

Kabul, March 2015. The following article offers a...

Women can enhance the effectiveness of a mission

EUPOL Head of Mission, Pia Stjernvall, participated last week in a...

CoPP training in the hands of Afghans

Kabul, March 2015. A man lies...

What makes a good leader?

Kabul, March 2015. Building the capacity of the...

Police-e Mardume needs to cover all the provinces

Kabul, March 2015. One of the major goals of the...

Happy Nawroz!

As the Afghan New Year approaches, I want to take this opportunity...

Revised Legal Aid Manual to be simplified

Herat, March 2015. Seven Afghan legal experts in...

The key principles of communicating in a crisis

Kabul, March 2015. How does one communicate in a...

EUPOL celebrates Nawroz

Kabul, March 2015.  The sun came out again today as...

Deputy Minister Salangi visits Germany to learn about crisis management

Germany, March 2015. Civil crisis management was the main focus of a...

“We need not only strong words – we need action”

Kabul, March 2015. “There is strong political...

Communication is the key to success

Kabul, March 2015. Deputy Minister for Strategy and...

February

Development of Interpol office discussed in advisory meeting

Kabul, February 2015. EUPOL senior advisors of...

New Head of Mission Pia Stjernvall: The interest of the Afghans comes first

EUPOL Afghanistan has a new Head of Mission, Pia...

The first edition of EUPOL Newsletter in 2015 is out!

Kabul, February 2015. The...

Afghan police complaints system strives to help the citizens

Kabul, February 2015. Violence...

EUPOL’s Ministry Reform Unit met Afghan counterparts

Kabul, February 2015. EUPOL’s Ministry Reform Unit...

We are hiring – join the EUPOL team!

Kabul, February 2015. Do you...

Poor air quality – Kabul’s silent killer

Kabul, February 2015. For many it will not be an...

New Minister of Interior introduced

Kabul, 2 February 2015. A delegation from EUPOL Afghanistan has...

Corruption and Human Rights violations still a challenge on way to a trustworthy Afghan Police

Kabul, January 2015. Some street sellers in Kabul...

Minister of Interior met with Pia Stjernvall, Acting Head of EUPOL Afghanistan

Kabul, 8 February 2015. The Afghan Minister of...

Pia Stjernvall appointed as the new Head of EUPOL Afghanistan

10 February, 2015. Pia...

January

EUPOL 2015 - The next chapter begins

The start of 2015 signals the next chapter in EUPOL's work in...

EUPOL’s new Lines of Operation explained: Professionalisation of the Afghan National Police

Kabul, 4 January 2015. Yesterday we announced a new...

EUPOL vehicle involved in suicide attack

Kabul, 5 January 2015. EUPOL statement: "We can...

EUPOL’s new Lines of Operation explained: Rule of Law

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EUPOL's Mission Support

Kabul, 7 January 2015. Over the last three days we...

More fair trials expected with new Criminal Procedure Code

Kabul, January 2015. “In the past, the police...

"We very much looking foward to working with our key ministerial counterparts"

Kabul, 12 January 2015. The Afghan government...

Imprisonment clearly identified in new Criminal Procedure Code

Kabul, January 2015. Public security prosecutor...

Minute of Silence observed at EUPOL HQ

Kabul, 17 January 2015. A minute of silence was...

Afghan-led workshops for newly appointed Gender and Human Rights officers

Kabul, January 2015. To provide...

Education is of vital importance for female police

Kabul, January 2015. For 1st...

Police oversight and accountability is key to building trust and confidence
...
Handover of Incident Command Policing booklets

Kabul, January 2015. EUPOL...

Offering a listening ear to staff members

Kabul, January 2015. Each day, EUPOL staff across...

Police radio reaches out to the public

Kabul, January 2015. “The Voice of the Heroes” – this is the...

Disciplinary procedures for the Afghan National Police – key to a professional police service

Kabul, February 2015. Two large...