Foreign relations / Security and defence

Somali-style response under consideration for Sicily Channel crisis

The EU Council adopted a ten point action plan to tackle the emergency in the Sicily Channel, which is finally being recognized as a European issue.

The most significant element in the action plan is the reference to Operation Atalanta which was launched by the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) against Somali pirates.

The operation is not purely naval but involves air and ground attacks to destroy the pirates’ flotilla; apparently the results were good.

Operation Atalanta is endorsed by the Somali Government which, just like its Libyan counterpart in Tobruk, does not control much of the country.

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One thought on “Somali-style response under consideration for Sicily Channel crisis

  1. Pingback: Sicily Channel crisis, UN say no to EU approach | Italian Insight

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