The end of the EUPOL RD Congo mission: what can be expected in the forthcoming of the Congolese elections?

The EUPOL RD Congo mission ended in December 2014. One month later, large protests sparked violence in Kinshasa. The police forces violently cracked down on this movement, a reaction that highlighted their persisting shortcomings. This paper has a double objective: assessing some of the lessons learned from the EUPOL mission, more specifically addressing its strategic aspects both for the EU and the DRC, and identifying security perspectives in a context of pre-electoral tensions. 

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