EUBAM month in pictures: February 2017

        A photo overview of EUBAM’s work, conducted in February 2017 jointly with Moldovan and Ukrainian partners.

        • At the beginning of February, EUBAM and its four partner services analysed the cross-border trends as part of the 2016 Annual Common Border Security Assessment Report (CBSAR). According to the joint analysis, passenger and vehicle flow increased by 3% and 14% respectively in comparison with 2015, whilst the number of refusals of border crossing decreased by 7%. Smuggling cases in general increased by 7%, whilst the value of smuggled goods decreased by 2.2 times. EUBAM’s Field Offices work closely with Moldova’s Border Police and Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service to improve the effectiveness of green border surveillance and patrolling to counteract smuggling.