Since the 1st of October 2008 the European Union Monitoring Mission has been carrying out its work on the ground. Whilst other EU and International bodies have been dealing with a range of diplomatic issues – the job of 200 monitors is to ensure all sides meet their obligations under the August and September agreements signed by Presidents Sarkozy and Medvedev. They are out and about around the country seeking to build confidence amongst the relevant authorities and help make sure that the local people are living in a safe and secure environment. We are a civilian, unarmed mission and cannot force our way around. Our “weapon” is to report, professionally and objectively, on what is going on. This web page is a part of our work: through this web page you can contact us, and through this page we can inform you.
We have 15 – 20 patrols going out every day. They are reporting on the grievances of the local population, on problems with the winter approaching, on gender issues, human rights issues, on the security situation and the presence of military and police forces in the area. Our teams are made up of professionals, working for a safe and secure environment, for the benefit of everyone in this region.