The FINANCIAL — The European Union will continue to fully support Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders.
The European Council has prolonged the mandate of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) Georgia until 14 December 2018 and has also allocated a budget of EUR 18 million for the coming year.
Although the situation in the country is relatively stable, EUMM’s contribution remains key. EUMM has successfully launched a number of small confidence building projects under its new facility and will increase those. It has also seen an important positive development with the resumption of the incident prevention and response mechanism in Gali, according to EU Neighbours East Info.
The European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) is an unarmed civilian monitoring mission of the European Union, deployed in September 2008 following the EU-mediated Six-Point Agreement, which ended the August 2008 war. The EUMM aims 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 boundary line with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, to build confidence among the conflict parties and to inform EU policy in Georgia and the wider region.