EUBAM assesses Mission’s progress in Moldova and Ukraine

EUBAM assesses Mission’s progress in Moldova and Ukraine

EUBAM assesses Mission’s progress in Moldova and Ukraine

The FINANCIAL -- The Advisory Board of the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) has welcomed progress in customs, border management and trade in Moldova and Ukraine, and discussed future strategies, according to EU Neighbourhood Info.

During the Advisory Board meeting in Odessa, attended by representatives from the Foreign Ministries, border and law enforcement agencies of Moldova and Ukraine, the EU Delegations to Moldova and Ukraine, as well as IOM, OSCE and UNDP, members reviewed the Mission’s achievements in three key areas for its cooperation with Moldova and Ukraine:
 
Harmonization of legislation and practices in line with EU standards;
Border security and confidence-building;
Strengthening professional networks, systems and infrastructure of its partner services - the border and customs agencies of Moldova and Ukraine.
 
Members also discussed the security situation, the demarcation of the joint border and ongoing reforms in the border and customs services.
 
The EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) aims to improve cooperation between the border-guard and customs services and with other law-enforcement agencies, and facilitate cross-border and international cooperation. EUBAM seeks to promote confidence building and to contribute to the peaceful settlement of the Transnistria conflict, as well as to engage with civil society and support the partner services’ anti-corruption and good governance efforts.