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Atalanta celebrates its tenth anniversary

(B2) In December 2008, the European Union launched its first maritime operation off the coast of Somalia, with the objective of fighting against Somali piracy, which was then in full expansion. EUNAVFOR, name of the European naval force Atalanta in the Indian Ocean, launched on December 8, 2008, was the “ first European common security defense policy maritime operation ". the EEAS which publishes a summary report of these ten years of activity against piracy. (communicated) It was the start of a great European adventure unlike any other.



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).