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Military and civilian missions and operations
The European Union has undertaken many overseas operations, using civilian and military instruments in several countries in three continents (Europe, Africa and Asia), as part of its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
From 15th to 17th of October 2018, the Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC), General Mikhail Kostarakos paid a visit to Washington DC, on the invitation by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford US Marine Corps, in order to attend the Chiefs of Defence Annual Conference.
From 03 to 04 October 2018, the Chairman of the EU Military Committee, General Mikhail Kostarakos, visited the Headquarters of the EU Military Operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) (EUFOR Operation ALTHEA), in Sarajevo.
The 1st October marks 10 years since the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) was deployed to Georgia. For a decade, the EUMM has contributed to enhanced security and stability, conducting over 65,000 patrols on the ground. Over 1,700 EU nationals have served in the Mission over the years. That these staff have come from all 28 EU Member States is the strongest possible testament to the commitment of the entire European Union to this Mission. The Mission focuses on enhancing stability, monitoring the situation and rights of the people most affected by the conflict, building confidence and reporting factually.
Lieutenant-General Vincenzo Coppola from the Italian Carabinieri has today on 17 September taken up his duties as the new Civilian Operations Commander.
From 07th to 11th of September 2018, the Chairman of the EU Military Committee, General Mikhail Kostarakos, visited European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Central African Republic (CAR).
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