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European observatory on migrant smuggling and human trafficking launched

On Tuesday (July 4) this week the European Union's EUNavFor Med launched the first European observatory on migrant smuggling and human trafficking...

New German addition to EUNavFor Med

The corvette Ludwigshafen was this week replaced as the German navy representative in the EUNavFor Med operation by the frigate Karlsruhe. She spent...

EUNavFor Med successes

In the just on six months it has been underway, EU Naval Force Med's Operation Sophia has removed 46 boats and reported...

EUNavFor Med moves up a gear

The EU naval force tasked with ending human smuggling and trafficking operations in the Mediterranean has a specific operation names – Sophia...

EUNavFor Med rescuing boat migrants by the hundreds

August and September to date has seen the two single largest rescues of migrants by EUNavFor Med, the EU military operation launched...

EUNavFor Med to tackle human smuggling

The EU has taken a decision to create a naval force to disrupt human smugglers in the Mediterranean. The force, to be known...