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‘The Hotline serves as a catalyst for cooperation between conflict parties. At the same time, it defuses tensions and prevents escalations, it represents an excellent instrument for confidence building, and it contributes to improving lives of people on both sides of the Administrative Boundary Line’.
– Erik Høeg, Head of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia
Officials of the EU and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency MSB signed on 30 May in Brussels the contract on a dedicated warehouse as of June. This will significantly improve the logistical support for the ten civilian CSDP Missions. Key equipment and logistical services can swiftly be made available to the 2,000 women and men in the field.
Humans in conflict areas suffer from lawlessness and violence. The EU engages responsibly and supports struggling partner countries through a mix of diplomatic, development and security measures. 2,000 women and men work in the ten civilian Missions to increase human security in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. On 28 May 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on strengthening civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
Lviv’s very first bicycle units set off on their maiden patrols of the city yesterday – patrols that have been equipped by EUAM Ukraine, a civilian CSDP Mission, in order to enhance order and security on Lviv’s streets. The first bicycle patrol shift was conducted together with participants of the Lviv Bicycle Marathon.