US State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus visited the EU Monitoring Mission
The EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia marks the 10th Anniversary of its deployment on 1st October 2008
The 1st October marks 10 years since the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) was deployed to Georgia. For a decade, the EUMM has contributed to enhanced security and stability, conducting over 65,000 patrols on the ground. Over 1,700 EU nationals have served in the Mission over the years...
The Deputy Head of the EU Monitoring Mission briefed students from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany
On 13 September, the OSCE Secretary General, Thomas Greminger, joined the EUMM for a briefing near Odzisi at the Administrative Boundary Line. The Secretary General was welcomed by the Head of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM), Erik Høeg, who gave an overview of the present activities of the Mission...
The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Ms. Angela Merkel, visits the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia
Meet Our Monitors
Zuzana Brunnerova, Slovakia
Stabilisation, normalisation, confidence building and reporting – the four cornerstones of the EUMM mandate and, at the same time, the first four words which I remembered when receiving information about my upcoming deployment to Georgia. Honestly, it did not mean much to me in those early days. This was my first mission, and I was primarily focused on adapting to my new life. However, there is much more to those four key words of our mandate than meets they eye!
We share our experiences and professional backgrounds and this assists in carrying out our overall Mission in Georgia
Razvan-Claudiu ILICA, Romania
In 1978, I was the first child of a normal military family living in the beautiful University City of Iasi, in the Northeast part of Romania. I graduated in 2001 from the Police Academy Al.I.Cuza in Bucharest. Ever since that time, I have been part of the Romanian Border Police and mainly involved in daily criminal investigations...
Georgina Magnussen, Denmark
My name is Georgina Magnussen and I am 39 years old and from Denmark. For the past 14 years I’ve worked as a police officer in different fields, for example, patrolling, community policing, riot police and investigations. My job has given me the opportunity to work abroad in Kosovo and Palestine, and the EU Monitoring Mission is now my third mission...
When the local population tells our patrols they feel safer due to our presence, it gives me hope that EUMM can help the conflict parties
Daniela Bulgaru, Romania
I have been a part of the Romanian National Police for 12 years. I started out in the capital Bucharest and have been working as a Criminal Investigator for the last 8 years in Constanta, in Southeast Romania. Since I arrived in Georgia in October 2017, I have been working in one of the two Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) teams in Field Office Gori...
Jerome Hoetzel, Germany
With an open heart and mind for my upcoming work, I arrived in Georgia in mid-August 2017. I had no previous international experience, but I wanted to work abroad for a long time. Georgia seemed to be a good choice for my first deployment. After more than six months, I can say it was a very good choice, as from the beginning, I felt very welcome.14 years ago, when I started my career as a patrol officer in the police, I learned quite soon...
Niels Jegind, Denmark
I am from Denmark and have a background in public administration and EU external relations. I completed my Masters studies in public administration and EU foreign policy in Denmark. I also have an additional Master’s degree from the College of Europe in Warsaw where I specialised in the EU’s neighbourhood relations towards the south and east...