Sat, May 18 2013
Marines from the Spanish frigate, Blas de Lezo, talk to suspected pirates in their skiff in the Gulf of Aden in this Nato handout photo made available June 3 2009.
Operation Atalanta, the main tasks of which are the protection of vessels of the World Food Programme delivering food aid to displaced persons in Somalia and the fight against piracy off the Somali coast, extended to December 2014.
Panega has 15 Bulgarian mariners on board.
UN Secretary-General among those to attend May 22 conference co-hosted by UN and Turkish government, a few weeks after the UN Security Council proposed setting up special international tribunals to try pirates.
The new proposal, made on March 29 2010, will help to combat modern slavery by ensuring consistency of national rules on crimes and penalties, better assistance for victims and tougher action to prosecute criminals responsible for trafficking, the EC says.
The situation is similar to St James Park, the second Zodiac ship boarded by the Somalis. Although Zodiac Maritime Agency constantly assures that everything is done for the swift release of the ship and crew, the skipper was also led away on March 6
The attack occurred about 1850 km east of the northern Somali coast, and about 650km outside the defensive perimeter set up by the naval security force
Different tunes are being heard from the EU on issues like Haiti. It is time for Catherine Ashton to come up with a songsheet – if she can
Asian Glory, boarded by pirates off the Somali coast on January 1 2010, has eight Bulgarian crew members.
Naval vessel, presumed to be an American warship, did not return fire
The sum includes ship's insurance and cargo. Meanwhile, the chemical tanker St James Park was allegedly valued at "only three million dollars"
A total of 13 Bulgarian sailors from two different ships, Asian Glory and St James Park, are being held hostage by Somali pirates
The current situation shows that a solely sea-based approach has its limits, a senior UN official says.
Greek Commissioner-designate for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, faced questions on topics from fisheries policy reform to protecting EU vessels from pirates.
Greek super tanker Maran Centauros, carrying more than one million barrels of oil, was released by Somali pirates on January 18.
‘We know that the work in Bosnia and Herzegovina requires some effort and demands that we are vigilant about the domestic political situation,’ Javier Solana, High Representative for the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, said.
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.