Tag: EU

  • Turkey condemns seizure of vessel by east Libyan forces

    Turkey has condemned the interception of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean Sea, saying it must be allowed to resume its journey while warning of […]

  • Turkey blocks an EU mission inspection of a cargo vessel travelling to Libya

    By Matthew Holroyd with AFP Turkey has blocked a German military vessel from inspecting a cargo ship suspected of carrying weapons on its way to Libya. On Sunday evening, the German frigate […]

  • Turkey extends disputed East Med gas exploration mission again

    Turkey has once again extended a hydrocarbon research mission in contested waters in the Eastern Mediterranean, ignoring Greek warnings that such moves undercut efforts to resolve the dispute between the […]

  • Op Irini boards Syrian flagged vessel

    The last week of October saw another vessel boarding and inspection done by the EUNavFor Operation Irini in the Mediterranean to prevent violations of an arms embargo on Libya. The […]

  • Turkish ship returns

    Turkish ship at centre of Greece row to return to Mediterranean The Turkish navy has said a research ship at the centre of an energy rights row with Greece will […]

  • EU aids Libya CG

    EU repairs 2 Libyan vessels for reinforcing maritime border security The delegation of the European Union (EU) to Libya on Thursday said that the EU has repaired two Libyan vessels […]

  • EU Ministers Agree on Naval and Air Measures to Try to Reduce Weapons Flow to Libya

    February 17: EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed in principle on a new mission — which would include naval assets — to monitor Libya’s UN arms embargo, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. It […]

  • EU Welcomes Formation of Red Sea Council to Help Secure Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

    February 20: The EU welcomed the formation of the Red Sea Council, aimed at securing the waterways of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Red Sea and […]

  • Spain Takes Over EU Anti-Piracy Mission from Britain due to Brexit

    March 29: Spain on Friday (Mar 29) took over from Britain command of a European Union maritime mission that combats piracy off the coast of Somalia as Britain’s planned departure […]

  • BIMCO calls on EU, US

    Piracy continues in region. BIMCO calls for Gulf of Guinea counter-piracy support operations The EU, China, and the US must step up their support of counter-piracy operations in the Gulf […]