Posts Tagged ‘EU’

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...

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....