EU mounts new maritime operation to tackle Mediterranean people traffickers

At a Glance 05-06-2015

On 18 May 2015, the Council established a new Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operation – EUNAVFOR MED, with the aim of disrupting the business model of human smugglers and traffickers in the Mediterranean. The EU is currently seeking both a UN Security Council (UNSC) mandate and consent from Libya for certain aspects of its planned operations.