Monday, 6 August 2012

EU to fight pirates

The EU is set to launch a 175-strong mission which to be named "EUCAP Nestor" to "help countries in the Horn of Africa and the Western Indian Ocean to build adequate capacities for fighting piracy and strengthening maritime security in their terriorial seas".

The EU Council further reports that "EUCAP Nestor is part of the EU's broader policy in the region (cf. EU's Strategic Framework for the Horn of Africa) aimed at creating greater peace, stability and prosperity through a wide range of actions, encompassing political, diplomatic, development, security and humanitarian dimensions".

It will initially be operating for a period of two years, with a budget of 22.8 million euro.

Read the complete announcement here.

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