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.
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 7th group is commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Monika Satkova who assumed the operational task on the 1st August 2018.
EUNAVFOR MED Sophia website:
September 12, 2018