SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 28,2008) - Javier Solana, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), issued a statement today congratulating Brigadier-General Stefan Feller on his appointment as the new Head of the EU Police Mission in Bosnia (EUPM).
Feller, who was until recently the Head of the "Conduct of Operations" Unit in the Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) at the Council, succeeds Brigadier-General Vincenzo Coppola at EUPM on 1st November 2008:
"Mr Feller's excellent policing background, his international experience as Police Commissioner in the United Nations Mission in the Kosovo (UNMIK) and his responsibilities as Head of the "Conduct of Operations" Unit makes him most suitable for this position. He can count on my full support and that of the European Union as a whole in carrying out his new duties.
Through EUPM, the EU is making a key contribution to the establishment of a sustainable, professional and multiethnic police service in Bosnia and therefore to bringing Bosnia closer to the European Union. Hard work, patience and determination will be fundamental in fighting organised crime and establishing the rule of law, in accordance with the highest European and international standards.
I would like to express my gratitude to Brigadier-General Vincenzo Coppola for his dedication and work as Head of the EU Police Mission in Bosnia," Solana said.