Delegation of the European Union
to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

EU donates 33 terrain vehicles to help management of migration

On Friday, 10 February 2017, at 10:10 hrs, official Handover Ceremony of 33 terrain vehicles will take place at the Ministry of Interior.

 

Mr. Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations will handover Donation Certificates of 31 terrain vehicles for the needs of the Border Police of the Ministry of Interior and two vehicles for the Crisis Management Centre.

 

At the ceremony, official address will be delivered by:

  • H.E. Agim Nuhiu, Minister of Interior
  • Mr. Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
  • Mr. Agron Budzaku, Director of the Crisis Management Centre

The vehicles were procured under an EU funded "Special Measure" aimed at supporting the government institutions at national and local level. They are fit to negotiate heavy off-road conditions and seat 7 police officers. With the donation, national institutions will be able to step up their efforts to manage migration and combat migrant smuggling and cross-border crime.

 

The journalists and photographers are kindly invited to cover this event.

 

For information relating to this Press Release please contact Mr Konstantin Jovanovski, Press and Information Officer. Tel: +389 (0)2 3248 500. E-mail: konstantin.jovanovski@eeas.europa.eu