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EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia extended for two years

December 16, 2014

The Council of the European Union has extended for two years the mandate of the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia), an unarmed civilian mission tasked with “supporting the stabilisation and normalisation of the situation on the ground” in line with the six-point agreement signed by Georgia and Russia in August 2008.
"Through the EU Monitoring Mission, the EU is providing concrete support for peace and stability in the region,” EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said, adding: “The EU continues to firmly support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders."
The Tbilisi-based EUMM helps to reduce tensions “through liaison, facilitation of contacts between parties and other confidence-building measures. The mission works in close coordination with partners, particularly the UN and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and consistent with other EU activity,” a press release said.
The EUMM mandate has been extended until 14 December 2016. Toivo Klaar has been Head of Mission since September 2013, and will soon be replaced by a new Head of Mission. EUMM has a budget of €18.3 million available for the first year of its renewed mandate. (EU Neighbourhood Info Centre
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