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26 April 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 10:22 GMT+2



December 11, 2018

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Council of the EU has postponed the mandate of the mission in order to strengthen marine safety in Somalia

Satisfaction of the European shipowners

Yesterday the Council of the European Union has decided the delay until on December 31, 2020 of the mandate of the mission of the EU called EUCAP Somalia, initiative that is time to the strengthening of safety in marine within of nations developing and that 2012 with name EUCAP Nestor with mandate are started in July to operate in the regions of the Horn of Africa and the western Indian Ocean. In December 2016 are decided to concentrate the activity of the mission, that it has center to Mogadishu, on the single Somalia (included the Somaliland).

The Council has moreover approved of a budget of 66,1 million euros for the period from on January 1°, 2019 on December 31, 2020.

EUCAP Somalia comprises two complementary missions in the within of politics of safety and common defense of the EU: EUNAVFOR Somalia - operation Red admiral, that it contributes to the fight against piracy to the wide one of the coasts of the Somalia, and EUTM Somalia, that it supplies military advising to political and strategic level to the authorities somalis and contributes to the development of formation the abilities own of the national army somali.

The mandate of the mission previews to strengthen the ability to the Somalia in the application of the marine civil law being supported the authorities somalis in the development of the necessary legislation, strengthening the row of the penal justice in the marine field and supplying formation and equipments. Moreover the mission supplies advising in matter of policies to the Ministry of internal Safety and to the police of the Somalia in order to support the initiatives of the international EU and the partner.

The approval of the extension of the duration of the mission is received with favor from the association of the European shipowners: "the engagement of the EU in Somalia and the efforts that the EU is unfolding in this region - has emphasized the general secretary of the European Community Shipowners' Associations (DECOY), Martin Dorsman - they have contributed to the marked decrease of attacks of piracy in the region".

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