allAfrica.com: Somalia: EU Set to Extend Somalian Anti-Piracy Force Until 2016 (Page 1 of 3)

The EU is poised to prolong the life of Operation Atalanta, a multi-million euro counter-piracy naval force off the coast of Somalia, as part of the bloc’s comprehensive approach to state-building and peace-making in the Horn of Africa.

The mandate for the force was due to run out in December 2014, but an EU official speaking on condition of anonymity cited “good indications” that it would be extended.

“There is now no reason to believe that member states would not extend it,” the source said. “It is even likely to be extended for two more years.”

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via allAfrica.com: Somalia: EU Set to Extend Somalian Anti-Piracy Force Until 2016 (Page 1 of 3).

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