On 11 July, the EU Support Hub for Internal Security and Border Management in Moldova was launched in Brussels. As an operational platform, the Hub will support cooperation on internal security and border management between the EU, its agencies (Europol, Frontex, EUBAM), the Member States and the Moldovan authorities.
Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said Russia’s war against Ukraine had led to risks to internal security, both in the EU and in Moldova. “With the launch of the EU Support Hub for Internal Security and Border Management in Moldova, we take the cooperation with our Moldovan partners to the next level to address related security threats,” said Johansson. “The hub will enhance our joint operational action with Moldova to address the challenges posed by organised crime, including the trafficking of firearms or trafficking in human beings. It will also help Moldova to participate in our EU tools and instruments on internal security.”
The Hub will focus on: firearms trafficking, migrant smuggling, trafficking in human beings, preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism, cybercrime and drug trafficking.
The hub will be established in Chișinău and coordinated by the Delegation of the European Union to Moldova.
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