Libya, Turkey Review Cooperation

By John Lee. Mohamed Amari, a member of the Libyan Presidential Council, reportedly met with Turkish ambassador Ahmet Dogan to discuss political, economic and security matters. Among the issued discussed was the possible resumption of operations by Turkish Airlines and other Turkish companies in Libya. Amari also thanked Turkey for its support in the search […]

Human Trafficking-Smuggling Nexus in Libya

From The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime. Probably nowhere more than in Libya have the definitional lines between migrant smuggling and human trafficking become as blurred or contested. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have left Libya’s shores in the hope of a new life in Europe; tens of thousands have died in the process. […]

Libyan Women Trained on Entrepreneurship Skills

Libyan Women are Trained with the Support of the European Union on Entrepreneurship Skills & Networking In order to promote female entrepreneurship and to increase the network opportunities for Libyan female entrepreneurs, Expertise France, through the EU funded program ‘‘Support to Libya for Economic Integration, Diversification and Sustainable Development” (SLEIDSE), and in collaboration with TheNextWomenTunisie […]

EU’s External Investment Plan: First Projects in Africa

As part of its External Investment Plan, the EU gave its green light to a package of financial guarantee programmes worth around €800 million on 10 July. This will help leverage an estimated €8-9 billion in public and private investment in Africa and the Neighbourhood. Yesterday’s decision is a major milestone towards delivering investments in […]

Seedstars Tripoli: Finding the Best Start-Up in Libya

On August  6th, 10 of Libya’s best seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland and win up to USD 1 million in equity investments and other prizes. The first Seedstars competition in Tripoli is marked by the excitement and commitment of Seedstars and its partners in investing in […]

Euro-Med Assembly fixes Permanent Seat in Rome

Euro-Mediterranean Assembly fixes its permanent seat in Rome The President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and Vice President David Sassoli welcome the Euro-Mediterranean Assembly decision to establish its permanent seat in Rome. “We need to work together to re-launch the Euro-Mediterranean Assembly for it to play a key role in the stability of the […]

NOC lifts Force Majeure at El-Feel

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced the lifting of force majeure at El-Feel (El Fil, Elephant) field, that has existed since February 23 2018. The dispute caused by the local Petroleum Facilities Guards’ (PFG) demands regarding pay and benefits was brought to an end, and pumping at the field is expected to resume to […]

EU’s Mogherini visits Libya

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, visited Libya at  the weekend to inaugurate the premises of the European Union Delegation to Libya and the EU Border Assistance Mission in Tripoli, and in view of the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday where the situation in Libya is on the […]