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

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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).

Pirates off Somalia quiet but Gulf of Guinea a hotspot in first half of 2015 (10.07.2015)

Piracy off the Somali coast has all but disappeared while pirates remain active in the Gulf of Guinea and Southeast Asia, according to a maritime intelligence provider.

Kabinett beschließt Verlängerung von Atalanta (28.04.2015)

Das Bundeskabinett hat beschlossen, den deutschen Beitrag an der EU-geführten Operation Atalanta bis zum 31. Mai 2016 zu verlängern. Mit bis zu 950 Soldatinnen und Soldaten der Bundeswehr wird sich Deutschland weiter am Schutz der Schiffe des Welternährungsprogramms und der Bekämpfung der Piraterie...

Chile to contribute ship to anti-piracy Operation Atalanta (31.03.2015)

The Chilean Navy will contribute a ship to the European Union’s Operation Atalanta anti-piracy task force in the Gulf of Aden region. … The Spanish defence ministry said that Chile and Spain would also explore the possibility of Chilean soldiers joining Spanish peacekeeping missions.

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.

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