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Atalanta Operation against piracy is continued until the end of 2016




Atalanta Operation launched in 2008 - initiated by the European Union - and intended to fight against sea piracy plaguing the south of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean will be extended until the end 2016.

The priority tasks carried out by the European naval force in the area of the Horn of Africa and around the coast of Somalia aim to reduce acts of piracy and to escort merchant vessels "sensitive" that  move there.

And results met expectations: 176 pirate attacks in 2011, 7 in 2013 and only 2 in 2014.



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