More secure partnerships as an outcome of the EU Support Hub

The EU Support Hub, dedicated to collaboration on the subject of internal security and border management for both the Republic of Moldova and the EU area, represents an operational mechanism at the regional level, through which common informational expertise is conducted in order to ensure the security infrastructure of the European countries.

The establishment of the EU Support Hub took place in Chisinau, in July 2022, by which the Republic of Moldova confirmed its ability to contribute to the strengthening of the Europe’s security belt and being a trustable security provider.

During this year of activity of the EU Support HUB, the Republic of Moldova has contributed to the adjustment of the European security architecture according to the latest developments in cross-border crime and hybrid threats.

By the results recorded, it lists:

  • Design and implementation of the system for identifying crime trends for the European area, based on information indicators quantified on the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
  • 106 operational actions in which the Republic of Moldova participates during 2023 on the European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT);
  • Development of the first Moldovan Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) analysis for the Europol as a national contribution to the design of the European analytical products;
  • 14 joint investigations with the support of the Europol on emerging trends in transnational crime;
  • The Republic of Moldova hosted the first two meetings of the Eastern Forum on Border Security and Management, bringing together heads of national police, border police and senior officials from over 10 countries on the Eastern European flank.

The resources involved in the activity of the EU Security HUB include the state institutions in the field of security of the Republic of Moldova (the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Intelligence and Security Service, the Customs Service, the Service for the Prevention and Combating of Money Laundering); representatives of all law enforcement agencies, representatives from the judicial field in Europe (Europol, Interpol, Cepol , Frontex ), as well as the European Commission, through its DG Home, DG Near, and DG Fisma.