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Yes to Swedish participation in the EU naval operation Atalanta

Published: 14 June 2017 at 15.16

Updated: 14 June 2017 at 16.48

The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government's proposal on Swedish participation in the EU naval operation Atalanta. The operation focuses on security in the waters off Somalia's coast.

The Government wants to make a Swedish armed force available for a maximum of three months in 2017 for participation in Atalanta. The force will consist of at most 135 persons. Sweden's participation is conditional on the continued approval of the mandate for the force by the UN Security Council.