EUMM members in their daily work
The Council decided, on Monday 15 September 2008, to establish an autonomous civilian monitoring mission in Georgia. The mission was deployed on 1 October 2008, in accordance with the arrangements set out in the Agreement of 8 September 2008. In July 2009, the mandate of the mission was extended for another year until 14 September 2010, 14 September 2012 and in September 2012 it was extended once more until 14 September 2013.
The European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia is an autonomous mission led by the EU under the EU Common security and defence policy (CSDP).
Its objectives are to contribute to stability throughout Georgia and the surrounding region. In the short term, to contribute to the stabilisation of the situation, in accordance with the six-point Agreement and the subsequent implementing measures.
Its main tasks include:
- monitoring and analysing the situation pertaining to the stabilisation process, centred on full compliance of the six-point Agreement;
- monitoring and analysing the situation as regards normalisation building, the return of internally displaced persons and refugees, and
- contributing to the reduction of tensions through liaison, facilitation of contacts between parties and other confidence-building measures.
On 12 September 2012, Mr Andrzej TYSZKIEWICZ was appointed as Head of EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia, EUMM Georgia. He succeed Mr Hansjörg HABER
On 17 November 2009, the Council welcomed the mission's contribution to the overall EU effort towards conflict resolution in Georgia, especially by monitoring the implementation of the Agreements of 12 August and 8 September 2008. Given the cessation of the UN and OSCE monitoring missions, EUMM is now the sole international monitoring mission in Georgia. This has increased the significance of EUMM activities.
On 26 april 2010, the Council welcomed the continued efforts of the EUMM in implementing its mandate. The EUMM has made and continues to make significant contributions in the area of stabilisation and normalisation of the situation in Georgia. First of all through its monitoring activities and by promoting communication between the parties via the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanisms (IPRM).
The Council reiterated its call on all sides to fully implement the Six-Point Agreement and subsequent implementing measures to participate constructively in the Geneva talks and increase their efforts to mitigate the consequences of the conflict for the local population.