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European Union Naval Force Somalia - Operation Atalanta (EU)
Begin: 12/08

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Fortsetzung der EU-Mission Atalanta (14.04.2016)

Die Bundeswehr soll sich ein weiteres Jahr an der EU-Mission Atalanta zur Bekämpfung der Piraterie vor der Küste Somalias beteiligen. Die personelle Obergrenze soll allerdings von derzeit bis zu 950 auf bis zu 600 Soldaten verringert werden, wie aus dem Antrag der Bundesregierung hervorgeht...

Piracy hotspots persist worldwide despite reductions in key areas (26.02.2016)

Piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas is persisting at levels close to those in 2014, despite reductions in the number of ships hijacked and crew captured the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report shows. … Nigeria is a hotspot for...

Beyond piracy: what next for African maritime security? (08.02.2016)

Last year saw an almost total absence of reports of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the western Indian Ocean and off the coast of Somalia. This is the laudable outcome of concerted international and regional counter-piracy efforts.

UN authorizes trial of Somali pirates by regional states (12.11.2015)

The UN Security Council has passed a resolution authorizing regional states to establish jurisdiction in trying pirates caught off the Somali coast. This means Kenya, Seychelles and other neighbors of Somalia should find ways to prosecute pirates even if suspects are arrested in Somali waters.

Security Council reauthorizes international naval forces to fight piracy off East Africa (10.11.2015)

The United Nations Security Council today renewed for another year its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia, stressing that while the threat from Somali pirates has declined, it still remains a matter of “grave concern.”

Survey finds warships are a primary deterrent to pirates (21.07.2015)

The presence of warships has been cited by imprisoned Somali pirates as a deterrent during a survey conducted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP).

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