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Norway joins (also) the EUNAVFOR operation

(BRUSSELS2) The Norwegian government has decided to send a ship to the Gulf of Aden as part of the European anti-piracy operation “EUNAVFOR Atalanta”. A Nansen-class frigate should be present this summer, from August, according to the Norwegian Ministry of Defense. The operation will then be commanded by a Dutch officer (according to the principle of rotation of force commanders). “Piracy off the coast of Somalia poses a significant threat to humanitarian supplies to Somalia as well as to international maritime trade.this is estimated in Oslo (1). Around 1000 Norwegian ships pass through the Gulf of Aden area each year.


(1) “Pirate activity outside the Somali coast is a considerable threat to the supply of humanitarian support to Somalia as well as to international shipping”.

(Nansen-type frigate, Norwegian Ministry of Defence)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).