Javier Solana, the European Union’s High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, has welcomed the appointment of the new Head of EU Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories, Colin Smith.The operation is code-named EUPOL COPPS. Smith took up his post on January, 1, 2007, succeeding Jonathan McIvor, who was the first head of the mission. Smith has significant police experience, notably in Northern Ireland and recently in Iraq as Commander of the UK police development missi...

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