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Bulgarians also send two officers to Atalanta HQ

(B2)After the irish government, it is the Bulgarian government that should send two naval officers to Atalanta HQ in Northwood. The decision must be confirmed today, a government spokesperson announced. This decision is in line with the decision of the 27 to extend Operation Atalanta. Each country was asked to contribute, at least symbolically, by participating in the General Staff. And all nationalities, or almost all, should be represented soon.

This is also a concrete question for Bulgaria. The country, which has many citizens engaged in the merchant navy, is primarily concerned. Piracy does not discriminate based on nationality. Thus, 16 Bulgarian sailors, held hostage after the capture of the Malaspina Castle, have just been released at the beginning of May, after a month of “detention” by the pirates…


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).

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