Change of Command Ceremony

The European Gendarmerie Force celebrated today the Handover Takeover Ceremony between Col. Giuseppe Zirone (Italy) and Col. Paulo Gonçalves (Portugal).

The event was attended by representatives of CIMIN (Poland), Italy (outgoing commander) and Portugal (incoming commander).

EUROGENDFOR represents a concrete example of cooperation amongst seven European countries (France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain, with Lithuania as a “partner” member and Turkey as an “observer” member), which have made available to the international community a multinational police structure to be used mainly in peace support operations and missions.

To Colonel Giuseppe Zirone, our thanks are due for the excellent organization of the work set up in the past two years, whereby the Permanent Headquarters of the European Gendarmerie Force achieved extraordinary results. A sincere wish for the continuation of his brilliant career.

To Colonel Paulo Gonçalves, our best wishes for success.

Lex Paciferat

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