Security in the Mediterranean Sea. Two days to think, understand and share ideas (Fabio Agostini)

(B2) On the eve of the ‘Shade Med’ conference, Admiral Fabio Agostini, commander of the European operation Irini, explains the why and how of this virtual arena. It will bring together civil and military

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Ship suspected of violating arms embargo to Libya intercepted by Operation Irini

(B2) European war ships blocked off Libya a Norwegian tanker chartered by the United Arab Emirates on Thursday (10 September), in violation of the international embargo.  The German boarding team sets foot on the

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Don’t call me Sophia anymore! The key points of the new EU operation in the Mediterranean

(B2) EU foreign ministers finally agreed* on Monday (17 February) to relaunch the European maritime operation in the central Mediterranean. The return of ships at sea The Austro-Hungarian obstruction was eventually defeated through a

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Pirates make a comeback. European forces intercept mother ship in the Indian Ocean

(B2) The Spanish frigate ‘Navarra’ (F-85), flagship of the European operation to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean (EUNAVFOR Atalanta), intercepted a Yemeni fishery boat used by Somalian pirates this Tuesday (23 April), has

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Operation Sophia, EUBAM Rafah and Libya… The EU has to learn to shut down the missions that have become useless

(B2) Common security and defence missions and operations are today somewhat neglected by the European Union’s foreign policy (CFSP). They receive little attention today from European officials. Some missions and operations are no longer

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