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In 1999, the EU’s Member States decided to create a common European policy on security and defence. European security and defence has now turned 20 and much progress has been achieved, in particular over the past few years. In a rapidly changing world, the EU and its Member States are actively engaged to provide stability in our neighbourhood and security within our borders. Work continues and is needed to consolidate this progress.
EUBAM Libya and its' staff work for the time being from its' second base in Tunis. The Mission's two-base-model provides the needed flexibility security wise and allows for an uninterrupted continuation of support activities. The Mission focused recently with their Libyan partners on capacity building in the areas on law enforcement and border management.
The EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine supported the orderly organisation of parliamentary elections in Ukraine, which took place on 21 July. On Election Day, EUAM advisors were present in police situation centres in the capital city and in the regions, observing the process and ready to advise their Ukrainian counterparts from the point of view of preservation of public order.