According to the decision of the Council of the EU, the mission’s budget will also be increased by 25%, up to 54 million euros.
This decision demonstrates the more active work of the mission, including through the creation of a second mobile unit that will be deployed in the east and south-east of Ukraine.
The EU extended the mandate of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine until May 31, 2019, and approved the budget in the sum of 32 million euros for the next 18 months.
The EU advisory mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine, EUAM Ukraine was deployed since December 2014 to support the Ukrainian state agencies in the reform of the civilian security sector.
EUAM aims to strengthen and support reform in state agencies such as the police, other law enforcement agencies and the judicial sector, particularly the prosecutor's office.
EUAM is an unarmed, non-executive civilian mission with its headquarters in Kyiv and regional presences in Lviv and Kharkiv and the new will be opened soon in Odesa.