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MNI POLITICAL RISK ANALYSIS - Week Ahead 19-25 February

(MNI) London – All timings subject to change.

Monday 19 February:

  • European Union: The Foreign Affairs Council meeting of EU foreign ministers takes place in Brussels. Ministers are set to announce the launching of the EU’s Red Sea naval mission, the Aspides, intended to defend commercial shipping with links to the EU in and around the Red Sea from Houthi attacks. The operation will sit separately from the US-led Operation Prosperity Guardian, which includes the support of some EU member states, and has directed and carried out the majority of airstrikes on Houthi targets over the course of the campaign of attacks on shipping.
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