• 20-MAR-2012

EPP Group Tackles Maritime Piracy

With hundreds of seafarers currently held hostage, MEPs debate measures to find a political solution to combating piracy. The number of attacks and armed robberies on seafarers in international waters is increasing, particularly off the coast of Somalia. In a debate with the Commission this week, MEPs said we need to be operationally ready and more effective in our approach to combating piracy. Available material includes an edited package.