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Maritime Security: An Opportunity For UK EU Cooperation?

Gesine Weber analyses the maritime security strategies of the UK and the EU, highlighting that their respective ambitions in this domain could make maritime security an area of fruitful cooperation. 

EU Wants to Secure Subsea Infrastructure, But Agreement Looks Far Off

In response to the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, the protection of critical maritime infrastructure has gained a newfound priority in the EU.

Europe's militaries have been working together for years to keep an eye on what Russia is up to at sea

At the end of September, the Nord Stream 1 and 2 natural gas pipelines connecting Russia to Germany were damaged in an apparent act of sabotage, with some officials blaming Russia.

Nigeria increases collaborative efforts to tackle human trafficking

The Nigerian Government has reiterated its commitment to increase efforts and collaboration with partners including the European Union to eradicate human trafficking in the country.

Piracy: EU extends naval presence in Gulf of Guinea to February 2024

The European Union (EU) has extended its naval presence in the Gulf of Guinea under the auspices of the Commercial Maritime Presence (CMP) until February 2024.

EUCAP Mission in Somalia celebrates 10th anniversary

On July 16, the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) turned ten years old. Over the past decade, the mission has contributed to strengthening Somali institutional..

EU eyes Indo Pacific as global maritime security hub

The European Union is shifting to become a “global maritime security actor”—expanding its sphere of influence to the Indo-Pacific region which may include the hotly contested South China Sea and East..

Europe’s role in Gulf maritime security

In February 2022, the Council of the European Union (E.U.) gathered in Brussels to discuss the extension of the Coordinated Maritime Presence (CMP) concept to the North-Western Indian Ocean.

EU Could Ban European Insurance and Tanker Transport for Russian Oil

To accompany its proposed ban on the importation of Russian oil, the European Union may also decide to prohibit European companies from providing maritime transport for Russian petroleum, anywhere in..

EU eyes Indian Ocean naval adventure

Europe is preparing to boost its naval presence in the north west Indian Ocean "to uphold freedom of navigation" in the world's trade jugular.