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

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First EU Navfor anti-piracy UAV deployment concludes (11.02.2015)

The first ever Predator deployment with the European Union Naval Force (EU Navfor) has concluded after more than 300 hours of anti-piracy flight hours were accumulated.

Has Somali piracy ended? (06.02.2015)

The sharp drop in piracy in the Somali Basin is puzzling security experts, who have been surprised by recent developments. While they are not heralding “mission accomplished,” they are asking what factors have led to the recent sharp demise in piracy off the Somali coast. … With the reduced threat...

EU counter-piracy Operation Atalanta extended to end of 2016 (21.11.2014)

The Council has … added certain secondary tasks to the Operation’s mandate. EU Naval Force will now contribute, within existing means and capabilities, more widely to the EU's comprehensive approach to Somalia, including in support of the EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa.

Security Council urges Member States to strengthen efforts against piracy (12.11.2014)

Adopting a new resolution, the Council stressed the need for UN Member States to engage in a “comprehensive response to repress piracy” and tackle its underlying causes, while also calling on the global community to “take part in the fight against piracy and armed robbery” by providing a consistent...

Sustained response to Somalia piracy requires effective State governance – UN (22.10.2014)

While noting the progress made to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations political chief today said that a sustained long-term solution must include the presence of effective Government and State institutions that provide basic services and alternative ways for people to make a...

New Operation Commander for EU Naval Force Somalia appointed (03.07.2014)

Major General Martin Smith MBE, Commandant General Royal Marines and Commander United Kingdom Amphibious Forces, will take up the post of Operation Commander of Operation ATALANTA on 28 August.

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