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European Union Naval Forces - Mediterranean - EUNAVFOR MED SOPHIA

The implementation phase of the European Union naval military operation, EUNAVFOR MED, was launched on 22 June 2015. As of 28 September 2015, the operation has launched its second phase under the name of Sophia Operation.

European Union Naval Forces - Mediterranean- EUNAVFOR – MED

The operation is part of a complex response of EU to issues of illegal migration from African continent to Europe.

At present, the Czech Republic contributes to the operation by deployment of four military officers.

This 4th group is commanded by Major Ivo Cepera who assumed the operational task on the 3rd February 2018.

EUNAVFOR MED Sophia website:


June 4, 2018