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Professional Fellows Program 2019

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for the Middle East and North Africa is a fully funded 6-week program (including a 4-week fellowship placement) in the U.S. for young professionals committed to empowering their communities through innovation and entrepreneurship, socially responsible businesses, and workforce development. The Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and […]

Libya Gains one place in Transparency Ranking

By John Lee. Transparency International has said that Libya’s ranking has risen one place its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). From a total of 180 countries, Libya came in at number 170; last year’s position was 171 out of 180 countries. This result puts it on equal ranking with Burundi, behind countries such as Iraq […]

Filipino Workers allowed to Return to Libya

The Governing Board (GB) of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued a resolution allowing the processing and deployment of returning overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) to Libya. Based on GB Resolution No. 1, series of 2019, which was approved on January 25 and released to the media on Tuesday, the decision was issued after […]

Libya Ranked Second-Last in Good Country Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked second-last out of 153 countries in this year’s Good Country Index, placing it just ahead of Iraq and behind Yemen. Iran was ranked 138th. The idea of the Good Country Index to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it […]

Libya Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked 186th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2019 report, down from 185th place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iran ranked 128th, with Iraq 171st. Doing […]

Statement by Libyan British Business Council (LBBC)

The Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) is a membership body committed solely to promoting Libyan/British trade and investment. We value highly our relationship with Libya’s National Oil Corporation under the leadership of Chairman Mustafa Sanalla and his team. The NOC is the wealth creator for the entire Libyan people, in the East, West and South. […]

Libya Scores Poorly on “Best Countries for Business” Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked in 152nd place in the Forbes Best Countries for Business index, out of the 161 countries measured. The index gauges the Best Countries for Business by rating nations on 15 different factors, including property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape and investor […]

Italy reappoints Grimaldi as Ambassador to Libya

By John Lee. Italy has reportedly reappointed Giuseppe Maria Buccino Grimaldi (pictured) to the post of Ambassador to Tripoli. He had previously held the same post from 2011 to 2015. According to ANSA, he replaces Giuseppe Perrone, who has been appointed as Italy’s new Ambassador to Iran. Ambassador Grimaldi’s CV can be viewed here (Italian) […]

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