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The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission, Catherine ASHTON, visited EUPOL COPPS’ HQ today, Thursday 18th March, in Ramallah. The EU’s... more
On 20 November 2009, the Council adopted a Joint Action extending the mandate of the EU Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point until 24 May 2010. It had previously adopted 2 Joint Actions extending the... more
Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), congratulated Colonel Alain FAUGERAS who today is taking office as the new Head of the EUBAM Rafah Mission. He succeeds General... more
In view of the last events in the Gaza strip EUBAM Head of Mission Lt. General Pietro PISTOLESE has declared a temporary suspension of operations at Rafah Crossing Point (RCP). Meanwhile contacts with the Government... more
Speech of EUBAM Rafah Head of Mission, Lt. Gen. Pietro Pistolese to mark the 193rd anniversary of the CARABINIERI
Excellencies, distinguished guests, colleagues and friends,
Let me thank you very much for being here... more
Yesterday evening two breaches were blown in the border wall not far from Rafah Crossing Point (RCP). 
Hundreds of people crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip, and many also crossed from the Gaza Strip into Egypt.... more
The Rafah Border Crossing will be open temporarily today from 10.00 Hrs to 14.00 Hrs.
This is for humanitarian reasons to enable the passage of approximately 250 passengers who have been waiting in the Egyptian side of... more
The European Union Border Assistance Mission (EU BAM) at the Rafah Crossing Point (RCP) celebrated today, Monday 22 May, a Medal Parade for those Mission officers who have completed their service and shall be returning... more
The European Union Border Assistance Mission (EU BAM) at the Rafah Crossing Point announces that tomorrow, Tuesday, 7 February, marks a great achievement for the Palestinian Authority when the border between the Gaza... more