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Pressure To Be Increased On Several Fronts Against Pirates

June 20 2012

European Union

The European Union aims to counter the "business model" used by pirates hijacking ships off Somalia, say officials cited by Defense News.

The plan calls for the E.U. to disrupt their financial transactions, procurement of assets, seizing of ships, and ransom process, said British Rear Adm. Duncan Potts, commander of the E.U. naval force operating off Somalia.

European forces want to "increase the pressure militarily and to support the E.U.'s special representative for the...

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