Here's more from the report:
"The European Union has tried in vain since their arrest to find a country which would agree to prosecute them," the defence ministry statement said."The defence ministry regrets that the European Union has not found a suitable solution."We've pointed out in our article that the EU has an agreement with Kenya to prosecute pirates. The BBC report seems to indicate that the agreement is not working because the Kenyans have refused to prosecute in this instance. It would be interesting to hear the Kenyan side of the story.
In any case, capture and release is not much of a strategy in the fight against piracy. The EU is better off staying at home if it is unable to prosecute captured pirates.