I recently submitted a Written Question to Catherine Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, for an update on the fight against maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden. EU Navfor

This is an area I have taken up following meetings with the Somali community in my constituency. My particular emphasis in this Question was regarding the EU assistance to Yemen, a key player in the fight against piracy. We need to ensure that the Yemeni authorities have the capacity and resources to effectively combat piracy and that the recent change in government in Yemen does not lead to any detrimental change in policy in this area. 

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