Latest news from EU peacekeeping missions and operations – CSDP (October 2021)

(B2) EU missions and operations, civil and military, have one thing in common: they do not work alone. However, what seems obvious deserves to be underlined. This October news offers an opportunity to detect his versatility and observe the first steps of the new boy: EUTM Mozambique…

Moldova. Joint Anti-Crime Operation

Duty For assistance in surveillance at Moldovan borders (EUBAM Moldova Ukraine) participated in the operation against serious crimes on the eastern border. The operation, led by the European coastal and border guards Frontex and Romania, took place from 27 September to 8 October. Thirteen countries and six other European and international organizations participated. harvest Joint Action Day Finestra, depending on this: 36 million smuggled cigarettes, 160,000 liters of alcohol, even 32 human traffickers. Details here

(credit: Frontex)

Baghdad, Iraq). election day mobilization

On Sunday, October 10, the Internal Security Advisory Mission (EUAM Iraq) was at the Supreme Election Operations Center. It is responsible for reacting in the event of security incidents in connection with the legislative elections held that day across the country. The mission needed to be able to intervene with his advice and expertise,” as required, as required “. The delegation also provided close protection for teams of local observers traveling from the EU Delegation to polling stations in the capital. Details here

EUAM Head of Mission to Iraq, Major General Christoph Buik (sky blue shirt), at the Supreme Electoral Operations Center (credit: screenshot B2/EUAM Iraq)

Kiev (Ukraine). Prosecutors in training

Improve their leadership and staff management. This is the challenge of the training that a hundred Ukrainian prosecutors followed up to December. With the support of the Ukrainian Security Forces Advisory Mission (EUAM Ukraine). “ The aim is to increase the effectiveness of the prosecution service, to encourage the interest of professionals in career development and to increase the motivation of staff. “. Details here

(credit: EUAM Ukraine)

Somalia. The relay is taken in sea control

Somalia has the longest continental coastline in Africa and the establishment of the Somali Maritime Authority (SMA) has enabled Somalis to assume responsibility for the control and surveillance of Somali territorial waters. “The director, Captain Hassan M Farah, rejoices. SMA is a department of the Ministry of Ports and Maritime Transport, established two years ago with the support of the Maritime Security Capability Support Mission (EUCAP Somalia). Details here

(credit: EUCAP Somalia)

Ramallah (West Bank). Strengthened expertise

The Police Mission Mission in the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) is in the process of recruiting police advisors. very experienced to strengthen its support to the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP), especially in cybercrime. This was explained by Mission Head Nataliya Apostolova to PCP head General Yousif Helo, who arrived at the EUPOL building. Details here

(credit: EUPOL COPPS)

Bangui (Central Africa). first birthday

Revision of the organic laws of the Police and Gendarme ” an example of successful cooperation “To the credit of the first year of activity of the civil advisory mission of the European Union (EUAM RCA), explains its leader, Paulo Soares. Details here

President Faustin Archange Touadéra arrived on this occasion (credit: EUAM RCA)

Horn of Africa. Outline of a new collaboration

EUNAVFOR Atalanta Operations and Force Commands met the new Head of the EU Training Mission (EUTM Mozambique) in Mozambique. Their first virtual meeting is already “ Possible synergies in the larger region of Cabo Delgado and the Mozambique Channel “It is on the southern border of the region where Atalanta operates. Details here

(credit: EUNAVFOR Atalanta)

Pristina (Kosovo). Goals for the climate!

Staff of the rule of law mission know how to use arguments other than the rule of law. He demonstrated this during a necessarily friendly football match with a team from the Pristina prosecutor’s office. No one gives the score. It seems so ” The number of goals scored does not matter. “The aim was to get people talking about climate change. Slideshow here

Mtskheta (Georgia). to gain height

Marek Szczygieł, head of the EU monitoring mission in Georgia, takes you on patrol with his field office monitors in Mtsheta, in the Caucasus mountains, in the east of the country. intimidating!

(credit: EUMM Georgia)

(Information collected by Emmanuelle Stroesser)

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