On 2 June, the European Commission enhanced the mandate of the European Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM). This will enable EUBAM staff to directly participate in border control, and complement the border management teams of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex).
“We are stepping up our support to help Moldova address the situation at its borders. EUBAM and Frontex will work together to help Moldova efficiently manage arrivals at its borders with Ukraine while maintaining a high level of security,” said Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Olivér Várhelyi.
Since the start of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, EUBAM has reoriented its actions to assist in managing the influx of refugees into Moldova, notably redeploying its staff to the border crossing points most under pressure.
The European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) was launched in 2005. The Mission works with Moldova and Ukraine to harmonise border control, customs and trade standards and procedures with those in EU Member States.
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