A Long Standing Commission Official Visits the Territories

Ms Heike Gerstbrein, currently heading the Common Foreign and Security Policy Operations and Election Observation Unit in the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, is in a visit that is expected to last for one week to the two EU Missions in the territories; EUBAM and EUPOL COPPS, located in Tel Aviv and Ramallah respectively. 

Ms Gerstbrein who landed in Tel Aviv on Monday, 24 June 2019, visited EUBAM HQs and met with Mission members. She was briefed on previous accomplishments and filled in on completed projects and also updated on upcoming proposals and activities with the General Administration for Borders and Crossings.  

Ms. Gerstbrein visited GABC, met with the Administration’s Director General and toured the premises. She stopped by the Command and Control Center which is still under construction and the Training Center, funded by EUBAM Rafah. She addressed the trainees undergoing training on “Joint Investigation Teams” organized by the Mission, and urged them to make the best out of the learning opportunities offered to them and to transmit the knowledge they acquire to others because investing in personnel and in their personal and professional development is the real gain.