Posts Tagged ‘EU’

EU reaffirms support for Libya’s stability

  • 14 March 2019 - 18:43
EU reaffirms support for Libya’s stability

The delegation of the European Union to Libya has reaffirmed its support for stability, democratic transition and prosperity in the country. On Tuesday, the ambassadors of the EU and its member states to Libya met senior officials in the capital, Tripoli, including Head of the Presidential...

EU blacklists Libya for money laundering and terrorism financing

  • 14 February 2019 - 16:33
EU blacklists Libya for money laundering and terrorism financing

The European Commission has placed Libya on a list of countries which have “strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks." The commission unveiled a list of 23 countries that also included Nigeria, Panama and Saudi Arabia, uam, Samoa, The...

Arab-European Center and EU delegation discuss solution to political stalemate

  • 10 February 2019 - 21:00
Arab-European Center and EU delegation discuss solution to political stalemate

The Secretary General-designate of the Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law, Dr. Ramadan Benzeer, met Saturday in Tripoli with the Head of the European Union's Delegation to Libya, Alan Bugeja, and the Head of Political Affairs Office of the delegation. The meeting took...

EU may close Operation Sophia off Libya coast, sources close to Mogherini say

  • 23 January 2019 - 20:14
EU may close Operation Sophia off Libya coast, sources close to Mogherini say

Sources close to European High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini said Wednesday that the EU may close the Sophia naval mission to combat human trafficking in the Mediterranean. "Operation Sophia... combatted the trafficking of human beings in the Mediterranean up to the point...

EU expands duties of EUBAM to secure Libya’s borders

  • 17 December 2018 - 20:47
EU expands duties of EUBAM to secure Libya’s borders

The European Council adopted a decision mandating the EU integrated border management assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) to actively support the Libyan authorities in contributing to efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved in smuggling migrants, human trafficking and...

European Council says Libya needs a national solution away from military operations

  • 10 December 2018 - 12:44
European Council says Libya needs a national solution away from military operations

The European Council said it had adopted conclusions on Libya in a meeting on Monday. The council welcomed the outcome of the Conference for Libya hosted by Italy in Palermo on 12 and 13 November 2018, which followed the Paris Conference held on 29 May 2018. The council stated that the status...

UN, EU launch multi-million program to provide basic services to Libya’s vulnerable people

  • 24 November 2018 - 17:46
UN, EU launch multi-million program to provide basic services to Libya’s vulnerable people

The UN Development Program (UNDP) on Friday announced the launch of a 50-million-euro (56.7-million-U.S. dollars) program funded by the EU to support basic services for vulnerable people in Libya. The program, with joint efforts with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), will target 24 Libyan...

EU strongly condemns the breaking of Libya’s capital ceasefire

  • 22 September 2018 - 14:40
EU strongly condemns the breaking of Libya’s capital ceasefire

The EU Delegation and the EU Heads of Mission to Libya have strongly condemned the latest escalation of violence in Tripoli which has caused civilian fatalities, injured and displaced people, and the destruction of critical infrastructure. "The deliberate targeting of civilians is a violation of...

Libya rejects EU proposals to set up migrants’ centers in the country

  • 21 July 2018 - 16:19
Libya rejects EU proposals to set up migrants’ centers in the country

The European Union’s migrant strategy suffered a major new setback Friday with Italy refusing to freely accept people rescued at sea and Libya spurning a proposal for asylum processing centres. The salvoes follow a fractious EU summit in June which agreed to set up “disembarkation...

EU to resume diplomatic presence in Libya, says Mogherini

  • 15 July 2018 - 13:05
EU to resume diplomatic presence in Libya, says Mogherini

Federica Mogherini, the European Union's foreign policy chief, has visited Libya's capital, Tripoli, to reopen the bloc's diplomatic presence and border assistance mission. "The return of the diplomatic presence of the EU in Libya will further strengthen co-operation with the government, local...