The European Union External Action Service ‘EEAS’ is a Diplomatic Department of European Union based in Brussels that is responsible for EU’s Foreign and Security Policy. As of present time– EEAS is engaged in 11 Civilian Deployment Missions in various parts of the World.
With the high scope of success, the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia ‘EUMM is one of them.
The Mission was launched in September 2008 following the EU-mediated Six Point Agreement which ended the August war.
The Objectives of the Mission:
•To ensure that there is no return to hostilities;
•To facilitate the resumption of a safe and normal life for the local communities living on both sides of the Administrative Boundary Lines (ABL) with Abkhazia and South Ossetia;
•To build confidence among the conflict parties;
•To inform EU policy in Georgia and the wider region ©EUMM
The EUMM has about 200 Monitors from various EU Member States, with Patrolling and Monitoring on the ground. The deployment has its Headquarters in Tbilisi and the Field Offices in Gori, Mtskheta and Zugdidi.
The Head of the Mission is Ambassador Kęstutis Jankauskas from Lithuania