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Greece assumes area command of Operation Irini in the Mediterranean

(B2) Two changes to expect from the EU operation to control the arms embargo imposed on Libya

Michail Magkos (credit: EUNAVFOR Med Irini)

The EU naval air force deployed off the coast of Libya will come under Greek command in a few days. Greek Commodore Michail Magkos is to succeed Rear Admiral Stefano Frumento (in post since March 31), as commander of the force in the central Mediterranean, from October 1. Magkos knows the operation well having been the deputy to the operation commander (chief of staff) since March 31. His bio.

Strategic command of the EUNAVFOR Med Irini operation remains ensured by an Italian, from headquarters in Rome. He too has just changed: Vice-Admiral Stefano Turchetto must succeed on October 1 also his compatriot, Rear-Admiral Fabio Agostini who has held the reins of the operation since its creation in spring 2020. His portrait is at read here.

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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