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24th Sep 2016

Investigation

Very private security

  • A member of US special forces on guard duty in Afghanistan (Photo: ussocom_ru)

EU diplomats work in some of the world's most dangerous places. The men who guard them cost up to €17,000 each a month. But are they worth the money? Are the diplomats safe? Does the EU award the contracts fairly? Two recent fiascos in Afghanistan and Libya pose the questions. EUobserver investigates.

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