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

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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).

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.

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