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Murky waters for future European Med maritime mission

28th February 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


With just over a month remaining on the mandate of Operation Sophia, the European maritime security and humanitarian assistance mission to the Mediterranean, doubts persist as to the measures European countries will seek to take to ensure control over their marine borders.

Following the cessation of Operation Sophia on 31 March, a new mission will be created primarily aimed at enforcing a UN-imposed arms embargo on Libya through the combined application of aerial, satellite and maritime assets. 

When contacted, a spokesperson for the European Commission said that the details of the mission were still being developed and it was unknown

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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