On December 3, the Council of the European Union prolonged the mandate of the EU monitoring mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia) until 14 December 2022. It also allocated a budget of €44.8 million for the period from 15 December 2020 to 14 December 2022. The decision follows a strategic review of the mission by the Political and Security Committee.
EUMM Georgia is a civilian mission and was deployed in September 2008 following the EU-mediated Six Point Agreement which ended the August War between Russia and Georgia. It contributes to stabilization, normalization and confidence-building between the conflict parties.
Over 200 European civilian monitors within EUMM Georgia assess the parties’ actions, including full compliance with the Six-Point Agreement and subsequent implementing measures throughout Georgia. The mission also provides fact-based information and reporting to inform EU policy in support of a durable political solution for Georgia.
Since March 2020, Ambassador Marek Szczygieł is the Head of EUMM, which has headquarters in Tbilisi, but also field offices in Gori, Mtskheta and Zugdidi.
By Ana Dumbadze