Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Atalanta, continuing to 2014?

The role of Atalanta was discussed at a recent EU Defence meeting in Brussels. Apparently they do not think they have enough war ships around the Horn of Africa and the 'Euro-crisis' may mean only a 1 – 2% increase in the Atalanta budget. Maybe it is in reaction to this, that they have decided to extend the use of Atalanta military forces on civilian ships.

It was also decided to consider extending Atalanta until the end of 2014, currently it is due to end in December, 2012.