H.E. French Ambassador to Libya, Ms. Béatrice Le Fraper du Hellen and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, signed a new agreement today to increase France’s contribution to the UN electoral project “Promoting Elections for the People of Libya (PEPOL)” by €650,000. This extra support comes in addition to the […]
High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, met with the Special Representative for Libya of the UN Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé recently in Brussels, to discuss the situation in Libya. The meeting followed on from the briefing given by Special Representative Salamé to the informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers on 24 September in the margins of the UN […]
By John Lee. The head of Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has reshuffled his cabinet. Following the recent fighting around Tripoli, Fayez al-Sarraj has appointed Fathi Bashagha, from Misrata, to lead the Ministry of Interior, replacing Abdessalam Achour, who had only held the position since February. According to a recent UN statement, members […]
By John Lee. An international conference on Libya is to be held in the Sicilian capital Palermo on 12th and 13th November. According to Reuters, Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi (pictured) told his parliament that key players from within Libya and abroad are expected to attend. The US Ambassador to Rome has said he […]
Chris Stephen has written an excellent piece in Petroleum Economist, outlining the power struggles in Libya and their relationship to the production and export of oil. Read the full article here.
By John Lee. The European Union updated its Factsheet on the relations between Libya and the European Union on Monday. It currently has a package of close to €70 million in bilateral support to Libya in 23 projects across several sectors, such as: civil society; governance; health; economy, youth and education; and support to the […]
By John Lee. The UN Panel of Experts on Libya has published the final report on its work. Summary Over the reporting period, the predatory behaviour of armed groups posed a direct threat to the political transition in Libya. The use of violence to exert control over State institutions was particularly noticeable in Tripoli and […]
The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 September 2019 under the leadership of the Secretary‑General’s Special Representative. Unanimously adopting resolution 2434 (2018), the Council decided to extend UNSMIL’s mandate as an integrated special political mission to support an inclusive political process as well as […]