August, 2012 – EU to extend anti-piracy mission

The European Union has extended the EU Naval Force (EUNavfor) Operation Atalanta counter-piracy mission’s mandate until December 2014 and, crucially, has brought Somali coastal territory and internal waters, into it area of operation. The move has been widely welcomed by shipping industry bodies. The EU will provide •14.9m to pay for the extension of the mission.