EU Monitoring Mission statement on additional borderisation activities in Atotsi along the Administrative Boundary Line with South Ossetia
The European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) can confirm that significant borderisation activities have been taking place in the area of Atotsi (Balta) since early November 2018. A total of nearly 400 meters of new fencing works, running alongside the Administrative Boundary Line with South Ossetia, has been observed by EUMM patrols in the area.
Head of Mission delivers a public lecture at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University and speaks with Adjara TV and Radio
On 2 November, the Head of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) Mr. Erik Høeg, visited Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University and delivered a public lecture on the Mission’s work, its achievements and related current challenges as it just marked its 10th year of deployment in Georgia. Students and academics attended the lecture...
Mr. Vincenzo Coppola, EU Civilian Operations Commander (CivOpsCdr), visited the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) Georgia between 28 and 31 October 2018. This was his first visit to any civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) mission since taking up the position as the new CivOpsCdr in September. After a warm welcome by the Head of Mission, Mr Coppola joined an EUMM patrol to the South Ossetian Administrative Boundary Line (ABL)...
October 1st, 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM). The EUMM was established following the August 2008 conflict. EU Member States decided to deploy at least 200 civilian monitors to contribute to security and stability, for an initial period of one year.
Field Office Zugdidi marks the 10th year of EUMM presence in Georgia by organising the 69th Information Sharing Meeting
On 17 October, the EUMM Field Office Zugdidi organised the 69th Information Sharing Meeting (ISM) at the Zugdidi Technological Park. The overall objective of the gathering was to mark the EUMM 10th year of continuous presence in Georgia. Experts representing the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region...
US State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus visited the EU Monitoring Mission
Meet Our Monitors
Zuzana Brunnerova, Slovakia
Stabilisation, normalisation, confidence building and reporting – the four cornerstones of the EUMM mandate and, at the same time, the first four words which I remembered when receiving information about my upcoming deployment to Georgia. Honestly, it did not mean much to me in those early days. This was my first mission, and I was primarily focused on adapting to my new life. However, there is much more to those four key words of our mandate than meets they eye!
We share our experiences and professional backgrounds and this assists in carrying out our overall Mission in Georgia
Razvan-Claudiu ILICA, Romania
In 1978, I was the first child of a normal military family living in the beautiful University City of Iasi, in the Northeast part of Romania. I graduated in 2001 from the Police Academy Al.I.Cuza in Bucharest. Ever since that time, I have been part of the Romanian Border Police and mainly involved in daily criminal investigations...
Georgina Magnussen, Denmark
My name is Georgina Magnussen and I am 39 years old and from Denmark. For the past 14 years I’ve worked as a police officer in different fields, for example, patrolling, community policing, riot police and investigations. My job has given me the opportunity to work abroad in Kosovo and Palestine, and the EU Monitoring Mission is now my third mission...
When the local population tells our patrols they feel safer due to our presence, it gives me hope that EUMM can help the conflict parties
Daniela Bulgaru, Romania
I have been a part of the Romanian National Police for 12 years. I started out in the capital Bucharest and have been working as a Criminal Investigator for the last 8 years in Constanta, in Southeast Romania. Since I arrived in Georgia in October 2017, I have been working in one of the two Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) teams in Field Office Gori...
Jerome Hoetzel, Germany
With an open heart and mind for my upcoming work, I arrived in Georgia in mid-August 2017. I had no previous international experience, but I wanted to work abroad for a long time. Georgia seemed to be a good choice for my first deployment. After more than six months, I can say it was a very good choice, as from the beginning, I felt very welcome.14 years ago, when I started my career as a patrol officer in the police, I learned quite soon...
Being part of the Mission, which helps people live more safely, is the most rewarding experience of all
Lubica Hirkova, Slovakia
Before coming to the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia, I was involved in Civilian Crisis Management at the Slovak Ministry of Interior. As an Advisor on International Affairs, I was primarily responsible for the deployment of Slovak Police Officers to the EU, UN and OSCE missions, which also gave me the opportunity...