European Union Monitoring Mission Medal

Award
European Union Monitoring Mission Medal
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Graphic depiction of the obverse of the medal
TypeService medal
Awarded for30 days of cumulative service in the EU theatre of operations
Presented bythe European Union
StatusMission ended 2007
EstablishedDecember 2000
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Ribbon bar of the medal
RelatedEuropean Community Monitor Mission Medal

The European Union Monitor Mission Medal (EUMM) is a medal which recognizes service with the European Union Monitoring Mission in the former Yugoslavia which ran from 2000-2007. It is the successor medal to the European Community Monitor Mission Medal.

History

Originally called the European Community Monitor Mission (ECMM), the mission came about as part of the Brijuni Agreement of 8 July 1991, which ended hostilities between Slovenia and Yugoslavia. This mission was to monitor the withdrawal of the Yugoslav People's Army from Slovenia. As the conflict spread, so did the mission to monitor in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The mission was renamed to the European Union Monitor Mission in 2000.[1] The mission ended in 2007.[2]

Criteria

The medal was awarded for 30 days of cumulative service within the EU theatre of operations. For those members of the mission who are killed while assigned to the monitor mission, there is no minimum period of service. The medal could be awarded posthumously.[2]

Appearance

The medal is round, silver in color and 36 mm (1.4 in) in diameter. The obverse depicts twelve stars, in relief, around the outer edge with a raised rim. In the centre are the letters EU. The reverse shows a dove, in flight, with an olive branch in its beak. Around the edge are the words EUROPEAN UNION MONITORING MISSION.[2]

Order of wear

Some orders of wear are as follows:

Country Preceding Following
Republic of Ireland Ireland
Order of seniority[3]
European Community Monitor Mission Medal CSDP Medal–ARTEMIS
Spain Spain
Order of precedence[4]
European Community Monitor Mission Medal Western European Union Medal

References

  1. ^ McCreery, Christopher (2005). The Canadian honours system. Toronto: Dundurn Press. pp. 242–243. ISBN 978-1550025545.
  2. ^ a b c "Medals of the Irish Defence Forces" (PDF). Irish Defense Force. October 2010. p. 71. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Medals of the Irish Defence Forces" (PDF). Irish Defence Forces. October 2010. p. 99. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Awards-Spanish Military Awards". ARMADA ESPAÑOLA. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
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