Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 12/2013

Mali: Another European Intervention without the EU?

Rik Coolsaet, Sven Biscop, Jo Coelmont

January 2013

EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations


As French forces are engaged in combat operations in Mali, even belated EU involvement remains crucial, to ensure that the intervention fits in with the political end - state that the EU rightly pursues.