Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Italy agrees to allow migrants to land in Sicily

  • 16 July 2018 - 12:46
Italy agrees to allow migrants to land in Sicily

Italy will allow 450 migrants who were picked up from an overcrowded boat on Saturday to disembark in Sicily. The decision was taken after Italy said that France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain had each agreed to take 50 migrants. Malta and Italy had earlier each insisted that the other...

Italy contributes €500,000 to UN reconciliation efforts in Libya

  • 14 July 2018 - 13:23
Italy contributes €500,000 to UN reconciliation efforts in Libya

The Italian Government has contributed €500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya to support national reconciliation efforts. His Excellency, the Italian Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Giuseppe Perrone, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director to Libya,...

700,000 illegal migrants bottlenecked in Libya due to Italy’s policies

  • 8 July 2018 - 21:51
700,000 illegal migrants bottlenecked in Libya due to Italy’s policies

The activity by the Italian Republic has caused a meltdown in Libya, creating a bottleneck. There are about 700,000 migrants in Libya and this is making it more difficult for them to move out, Tom Dowdall, NCA deputy director of organised immigration crime, said according to the Sunday...

Italy and Libya reactivate 2008 Friendship Treaty to curb migration flows

  • 8 July 2018 - 12:24
Italy and Libya reactivate 2008 Friendship Treaty to curb migration flows

Libyan UN-backed Foreign Minister, Mohamed Sayala, on Saturday announced the activation of the 2008 Treaty on Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation signed between Libya and Italy in 2008. Sayala made the announcement following a meeting with the Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi...

Italy demands UN arms ban on Libya be lifted

  • 6 July 2018 - 14:55
Italy demands UN arms ban on Libya be lifted

Italy’s interior minister on Thursday called for the end of the international arms embargo on Libya, saying weapons and migrant traffickers disregard it anyway. Matteo Salvini made the appeal at a news conference in Rome with a deputy prime minister of the U.N. -backed Libyan government in...

La Stampa: France backs up Haftar and Italy supports legitimacy in Libya

  • 2 July 2018 - 21:09
La Stampa: France backs up Haftar and Italy supports legitimacy in Libya

  Italian newspaper La Stampa said a game between France and Italy is being played on Libyan soil, adding that the game is being fueled by the illegal immigration crisis.   La Stampa added that the quick operations Khalifa Haftar is conducting in Derna and at the oil...

Italian ambassador: Intention to set up military base for Italy in south Libya is “fake news”

  • 1 July 2018 - 09:00
Italian ambassador: Intention to set up military base for Italy in south Libya is “fake news”

Italian Ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, on Saturday denied that Italy is planning to establish a military base in southern Libya. "Rumors of Italy establishing a military base in Libya's South are simply fake news," Perrone tweeted Saturday. Italian Interior Ministry leads EU program...

Western powers: NOC in Tripoli only legitimate body to control Libya’s oil

  • 27 June 2018 - 19:44
Western powers: NOC in Tripoli only legitimate body to control Libya’s oil

The United States, France, Britain and Italy on Wednesday called on armed factions in Libya to cease fighting and withdraw immediately from oil installations at Es Sider and Ras Lanuf. In a joint statement, the countries said Libya's oil resources should remain under the control of the...

Libya cannot open permanent migrants camps, Mitig tells Italy’s Interior Minister

  • 25 June 2018 - 14:24
Libya cannot open permanent migrants camps, Mitig tells Italy’s Interior Minister

Italian right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he is to put a Libyan proposal on tackling the migration issue before European leaders at a summit on Thursday. “We will convey to the European leaders that Libya is not a problem but a great opportunity,” Salvini said at a press...

Libyan coastguards rescue nearly 1000 migrants en route to Europe

  • 25 June 2018 - 10:22
Libyan coastguards rescue nearly 1000 migrants en route to Europe

Libya's coastguard has rescued nearly 1,000 migrants who were on boats in distress in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe, the navy said on Monday. Three separate operations took place on Sunday with the coastguard bringing ashore in Libya a total of 948 migrants, navy spokesman Ayoub...