EUBAM staff awarded the CSDP Service Medal and certificates

On 5 June 2018, the Mission held its annual Medal Parade during which five Mission Members were recognized for having met the requirements of eligibility and having completed the necessary period of qualifying service as members of the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) Rafah.

The Mission Members celebrated this joyous event together with representatives from the European Union Delegation in Tel Aviv, the European Union Representative in Jerusalem and the European Union Mission in the West Bank, EUPOL COPPS.

The award ceremony included short speeches by the Head of Mission, Mr. Guenther Freisleben, the Head of the EU Delegation, H.E. Ambassador Emanuele Giaufret, and the Deputy Head of the Office of the EU Representative in Jerusalem, Mr. Tomas Niklasson, in addition to the handover of the Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal and certificates.

The Head of Mission thanked the EU Family for its continuous support and thanked the Mission Members for their commitment, responsibility and professionalism. The Head of Mission also confirmed the Mission’s readiness to provide its counterparts with unremitting training and support in its various fields of expertise until the political and security situation allows for a future redeployment.