Source: EU Delegation to Somalia |

Different tasks, one common objective: The EU putting civil-military cooperation in practise in the Horn of Africa

The EU currently conducts a military training mission (EUTM Somalia) and a civilian capacity building mission (EUCAP Somalia) as well as a military naval operation called ‘Atalanta’, safeguarding waters in the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean

The Horn of Africa is an area of intensive maritime trade, as well as a centre of migratory routes towards Europe. For the EU, cooperation with the regional countries leading to more security and stability is thus of great importance. This is why the EU deploys a naval military operation…

Source: EU Delegation to Somalia |

Reaction by EU Ambassador Veronique Lorenzo to the terror attack in Mogadishu

The EU will continue supporting Somali Federal authorities in their efforts to build a safe and secure country

EU Ambassador Veronique Lorenzo: I am deeply saddened by the attack carried out on Wednesday night by Al-Shabaab at a popular hotel and restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, targeting civilians, mainly youth, as they were celebrating Iftar, claimed multiple lives. The attack manifests a blunt disrespect for the lives of the ordinary people. I…

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The European Union Delegation issues the following statement jointly with the EU Missions in Somalia

On Monday 24 April 2017, four alleged Al Shabab members were executed in Baidoa

The EU Delegation regrets the news on the recent execution of several people in Somalia, and notes with growing concern the recurrent use of military courts in Somalia. On Monday 24 April 2017, four alleged Al Shabab members were executed in Baidoa. The four were accused of carrying out a…

Source: EU Delegation to Somalia |

Local EU Statement on the execution of five suspected Al Shabab members in Puntland

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement jointly with the EU Missions in Somalia

The EU Delegation regrets the execution of five suspected Al Shabab members by the Puntland authorities on Saturday 8th April 2017.  While the EU condemns in the strongest terms all acts of terror and supports the application of robust sentences that follow due process, the EU also opposes on principle…

Source: EU Delegation to Somalia |

EU and CARE support renewable energy and road sector in Somalia

Today, the Somali Education Authorities, together with the European Union and CARE International, launched a 3.8 million Euro project in Kismayu on vocational and higher education to train people in jobs related to road infrastructure and renewable energy

Today, the Somali Education Authorities, together with the European Union and CARE International, launched a 3.8 million Euro project in Kismayu on vocational and higher education to train people in jobs related to road infrastructure and renewable energy.   The launch took place at the Presidential palace in Kismayu in…

Source: EU Delegation to Somalia |

EU contributes €1 million EUR to IMF Somalia Trust Fund

The EU support will contribute to normalizing relations with the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and lay the groundwork for an eventual resumption of their financial assistance

The EU has contributed €1 million EUR to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Somalia Trust Fund as part of its long-standing commitment to support economic governance and capacity development in Somalia. The EU support will contribute to normalizing relations with the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and lay the groundwork for…

Source: EU Delegation to Somalia |

EU and FAO engage in supporting Somali coastal communities in the framework of IGAD regional initiative for Maritime Security

Creating long-term jobs for youth in fishing community is a key strategy for preventing piracy and reducing temptations to engage in maritime crime

The European Union, the Federal Government of Somalia, the Federal States of Puntland and Galmudug and, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations today jointly launched a new project promoting economic opportunities for young people living in coastal communities in north-eastern and central areas of Somalia. Creating…

Source: EU Delegation to Somalia |

EU funds stipend payment for 6,800 Somali Police Officers

The EU stipends will be paid from the Central Bank of Somalia directly to the bank accounts of the individual police officers, making the delivery of the salary/stipends faster, easier and more transparent

 As part of the long-standing commitment from the European Union to financially support the Somali security sector, some 6,800 men and women of the Somali Police Force will this week receive a stipend (salary top up).   "We recognise that the provision of a regular and accountable salary payment is…