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EU prolongs anti-smugglers operation in Mediterranean

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The foreign ministers of the EU member states agreed on Monday to extend the mandate of EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia by another year and to add two more tasks to its mandate. The mandate of the operation was extended until 27 July 2017 and enhanced by adding the tasks of training Libyan coastguards and navy and contributing to the implementation of the UN arms embargo on the high seas off the coast of Libya.