Posts Tagged ‘EU’

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...

European Parliament chief to assist Libya in holding elections, blacklist human smugglers

  • 9 July 2018 - 15:22
European Parliament chief to assist Libya in holding elections, blacklist human smugglers

European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani in Libya Monday called for a "blacklist" of people smugglers to be set up to help stem the flow of migrants from Africa to Europe. The European Union is grappling with the issue of migration from Africa and the Middle East and hammered out a controversial...

EU allocates 7 million euros to support Libya Stabilization Fund

  • 3 July 2018 - 13:14
EU allocates 7 million euros to support Libya Stabilization Fund

UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday announced that the European Union (EU) has allocated 7 million euros (8.13 million U.S. dollars) to support the Libya Stabilization Fund. The mission said in a statement that the EU support was announced by the head of the EU delegation to Libya on...

UN okays EU ships seizing of illegal arms off Libya

  • 12 June 2018 - 15:05
UN okays EU ships seizing of illegal arms off Libya

The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to authorize the European Union's maritime force to enforce an arms embargo on the high seas off the coast of Libya for another year. The British-drafted resolution adopted Monday authorizes EU ships in Operation Sophia to stop vessels on the high...

EU mulls Iran central bank transfers against US sanctions

  • 19 May 2018 - 15:55
EU mulls Iran central bank transfers against US sanctions

The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran’s central bank to avoid U.S. penalties, an EU official said, in what would be the most forthright challenge to Washington’s newly reimposed sanctions. The step, which would seek to bypass the U.S....

Mogherini: Libya’s crisis is on the way for solution

  • 1 May 2018 - 15:12
Mogherini: Libya’s crisis is on the way for solution

The European Union’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, on Monday said the situation in Libya is improving, citing recent calls for elections and an increase in migrants voluntarily returning to their home countries.   Mogherini, who is attending a quartet meeting in...

Quartet meeting on Libyan political limbo to be held in Cairo

  • 29 April 2018 - 13:18
Quartet meeting on Libyan political limbo to be held in Cairo

The Arab League will host on Monday a meeting of the International Quartet Committee on Libya as part of efforts to back up political conciliation for the troubled nation. The meeting, to be hosted by the Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit, would involve European Union High...

EU gives Libya 5 million euros as elections support

  • 25 April 2018 - 17:54
EU gives Libya 5 million euros as elections support

 "Bettina Muscheidt, head of the EU Delegation to Libya, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director to Libya, Sultan Hajiyev, signed an agreement at the UNDP Libya office in Tunis, through which the EU donates 5 million euros to the UN integrated electoral assistance...