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Commission report on work in the Eastern Partnership countries, including security and borders
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The Eastern Partnership countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. See: Joint Staff Working Document: Eastern Partnership - Focusing on key priorities and deliverables (EU doc no: 15625-16, pdf)

The report includes a section on "resilience" and "civilian security":

"The resilience of the Partner Countries will be strengthened through
stronger cooperation in the area of civilian security. The aim is to
support Partners, including through capacity building projects, to
ensure the security of their population, to make them more resilient to
security threats and to be better prepared to prevent and respond to
conflict and crisis."

Focuses on cybercrime, firearms trafficking, participation by EaP
countries in EU Common Security and Defence Policy operations, and civil

And: "Mobility and people-to-people contacts" deals with visa
liberalisation and border control, amongst other things. See:

"Integrated Border Management (IBM): reconstruction works under way in
at least seven Border Crossing points (BCPs)," with Frontex and others
implementing a major "capacity building project".

For more information on this project - the first "border management"
projected being implemented by Frontex in non-EU states - see:
Eastern Partnership: Integrated Border Management (link)

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