Piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Africa: EU and global impact

The in-depth analysis elaborated by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) was divulgated at the occasion of the High-Level Conference on Oceans that took place in Brussels on 19 March 2019. The paper addresses the most pressing challenges in relation to maritime security: piracy and armed robbery at sea. Africa is particularly vulnerable to these…

EU Civil-Military Engagement in the Horn of Africa: Celebrating the 10 years of Operation Atalanta

During the last years, the stability of the Somali territory and waters has been a priority of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). In December 2018, the EU naval Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR) celebrated 10 years of deployment. While EU NAVFOR contributes in fighting piracy at sea, civilian and military missions on the…

EUCAP Somalia and EUNAVFOR Atalanta organise Maritime legal seminar held in Mogadishu

On 1 March Somali Prosecutors and Maritime Police Officers concluded a three-day Maritime Legal Seminar in Mogadishu organized by EUCAP Somalia in cooperation with EU NAVFOR Atalanta. The seminar is part of an on-going effort to help strengthen the cooperation between Somali police and prosecutors, EUCAP Somalia said. It is the third seminar the Mission…

EU and UN carry out maritime training with Somaliland Coast Guard

According to this article, on 3 December EU NAVFOR sailors, supported by staff from EUCAP NESTOR, carried out radar training in Berbera Bay, Somalia, as a precursor to an engagement the following day. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) assisted the EU in preparing for the radar training. On 4 December 2016 EUCAP…

EUCAP Nestor conducts Maritime Legislation workshop in Hargesia, Somaliland

EUCAP Nestor organised a Maritime Legislation Workshop in Hargesia, in partnership with the Attorney’s General’s Office from 24 to 26 October. The 31 participants (among whom three women) are affiliated to the Prosecution Office, the Somaliland Coast Guard and the Immigration Department.  The Workshop’s focus was mainly centred on the enhancement of the cooperation between…