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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