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Stronger for Libya – the New Stabilization Facility

Libyan authorities, international community present Stabilization Facility Stronger for Libya Senior representatives of the Libyan Ministry of Planning, the international community, United Nations (UN) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) met today in Tripoli to present the new Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL). The new strategy of the Facility includes narrowly-tailored local stabilization objectives and […]

EU Delegation meets with General Haftar

Head of the EU Delegation to Libya Alan Bugeja has visited Benghazi where he had a lengthy meeting with General Commander of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar in Rajma, covering the various aspects of the situation in the country, including the security situation as well as efforts to advance the political process. Ambassador Bugeja reiterated the EU’s […]

Netherlands donates another $1.3m to Stabilization Facility

Dutch Ambassador to Libya, H.E. Mr. Lars Tummers, met in Tripoli with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, to discuss the next steps for the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL). During the event, Ambassador Tummers announced a new contribution of US$ 1.3 million to the Facility. “Improving the living conditions […]

Is Libya Finally Ready for Peace?

By Frederic Wehrey and Jalel Harchaoui. ity Libyans for the pageantry of their international summits. Over the years, at palaces, resorts, and hotels across several continents, the country’s factional leaders have met, shepherded by earnest-looking Western ministers and heads of state. Action plans are laid out and deadlines set. The participants emerge with verbal promises of […]

Libya Rises (Slightly!) in Prosperity Index

By John Lee. Libya has improved its position in this year’s Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, ranking in 133rd place out of the 149 countries measured, up from 136th last year. The index ranks countries according to its nine pillars of prosperity: Economic Quality, Business Environment, Governance, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security, Education, Health […]

Is Putin getting serious on Libya?

By Kirill Semenov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Over the last few weeks, apart from the usual Syrian track, Libya has dominated Russia’s Middle Eastern agenda. On Nov. 12, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev led the Russian delegation to Italy […]

Video: Who can shape Libya’s future?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. For more than 40 years Libya was ruled with an iron-fist by dictator Muammar Gaddafi… until his reign came to a bloody end in 2011. But since then the country’s been torn by civil […]

Video: Palermo Talks – Commitments but no Joint Statement

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The United Nations Envoy for Libya says warlord Khalifa Haftar is committed to an action plan to end seven years of fighting. Haftar, his rival Fayez al-Sarraj, and other foreign powers endorsed the plan […]