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Rear Admiral Duncan Potts will take charge of Atalanta

(BRUSSELS) The Political and Security Committee (PSC) must confirm, today, the appointment of British Rear-Admiral Duncan Potts as head of the European Union's anti-piracy military operation (EUnavfor Atalanta) aimed at " for the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia. He will take office on August 1, 2011, succeeding General Buster Howes.

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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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