| EU naval fleet in the Red Sea and the candidacy of Ursula von der Leyen

The EU naval mission will be tasked with protecting civilian ships in the Red Sea that are under attack by Yemeni rebels in the area. This is a very important trade route for the whole world which must be protected. The Executive Director of EUROPEUM Institute, Martin Vokálek, discussed this on as well as the candidacy of Ursula von der Leyen for the Presidency of European Comission.

We have to remember that the Red Sea and where those ships go is a very important trade route. Approximately 12 per cent of global trade and 40 per cent of all trade between Europe and Asia passes through these areas, so the attacks by the Yemeni rebels have severely disrupted the entire European economy and European strategic interests and could potentially have a strong impact on us here in the Czech Republic.


Full interview is available here from 44th minute.

##Red Sea #EU Naval Fleet #Ursula von der Leyen

Martin Vokálek
Executive Director

Expertise: Economic issues, European security and NATO, war crimes and international law problematic

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