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The European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine Advisory Board meets in Chisinau

At its 15th meeting the Advisory Board of the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) reviewed the Mission's achievements supporting the development of EU standards in border management with the Moldovan and Ukrainian border guard and customs services, law enforcement agencies and government institutions. This time the meeting was held in Chisinau, in the presence of high-ranking representatives of Ukrainian and Moldovan institutions, showing the high priority given by both countries to the enhancement of border management on the common border.

The Advisory Board took note of the EUBAM Activity Report from 1 June to 30 September 2010.

The Board drew attention to the success of the 7th Joint Border Control Operation ‘TYRA 2010' that was completed on 15th September 2010, particularly regarding the extent of the seizures that resulted from the Operation.  The Board took note of the Mission's support to the implementation of the Integrated Border Management (IBM) concept in Moldova and Ukraine, particularly the systematic involvement of EUBAM in the development of the Ukrainian and Moldovan IBM strategies.

The Advisory Board is chaired by the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine and Belarus, Ambassador Pinto Teixeira, and composed of high-level representatives of the Moldovan and Ukrainian border control and law enforcement agencies, the European Union, the EU Special Representative for Moldova, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as well as the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

The following institutions have observer status: the Ministries of Internal Affairs of Moldova and Ukraine; Ministries of Justice of both countries, the information and Security Service of Moldova, Security Service of Ukraine, the General Prosecutors Offices of both countries and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). 

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