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Irish at the staff of Atalanta, chronically understaffed

(B2)Two Irishmen will take up their duties at the Atalanta headquarters in Northwood (north London) which directs EU operations against pirates in Somalia. Irish Defense Minister Willie O'Dea today confirmed the government's decision to send some officers to Headquarters. Welcome decision because the headquarters still operates understaffed. Only 76 positions are filled out of 106 determined positions, it is specified on the Irish side. Information that I can confirm. Several positions (financial control, communication, etc.) have been vacant for weeks.

 (NGV)

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).