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Amnesty says EU Abandoning Migrants in Libya

From Amnesty International: EU: Diminished “Operation Sophia” abandons refugees and migrants to reckless Libyan Coast Guard Reacting to reports that EU governments have agreed to significantly downscale the EunavforMed Operation ‘Sophia’, withdrawing ships from the central Mediterranean and only continuing the mission with air surveillance, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International’s Researcher Director said: “This is an […]

Better Information Sharing on Crime in the Mediterranean

EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: operation to contribute to better information sharing on crime in the Mediterranean The European Council today adopted a decision allowing for the creation of a crime information cell within EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia. The information cell will be composed of up to 10 staff members from relevant law enforcement authorities of […]

New Training for Libyan Coastguard and Navy in Italy

A group of Libyan Coastguard and Navy personnel, selected to attend new training modules organised as part of the EU naval force in the Mediterranean, recently arrived at the Italian Navy Petty Officer Academy in Taranto. The competent Libyan authorities have provided EUNAVFOR Med with a total of 87 candidates (Officers and Petty Officers) for […]

EU Naval Mission in Mediterranean Extended to end-2018

The European Union has extended the mandate of its naval operation in the Mediterranean – known as EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia – until 31 December 2018. The operation aims at disrupting the business model of migrant smugglers and human traffickers in the Southern Central Mediterranean. The operation also has two supporting tasks: training the Libyan […]

EU Extends Libyan Border Assistance Mission

By John Lee. The Council also agreed to extend the CSDP mission, the EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM Libya), until 31 December 2018. EUBAM Libya currently assists and engages with the Libyan authorities on border management, law enforcement and criminal justice with a particular emphasis on the South of Libya. The mission will also work […]

European Council Conclusions on Libya

EU Foreign Affairs Council, 6 February 2017: 1. Efforts to stabilise Libya are now more important than ever, and the EU will do its utmost to contribute to that objective. The EU remains committed to an inclusive political settlement under the framework of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), and to supporting the Presidency Council (PC) […]

EU Proposes new Migration Measures for Central Med

EU Proposes new Migration Measures for Central Mediterranean Route EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and the European Commission yesterday put forward a number of additional measures to strengthen the EU’s work along this route, in particular with and around Libya. They focus on fighting human smuggling and trafficking networks, helping to manage migratory flows more […]

EUNAVFOR starts Training Libyan Navy, Coast Guard

EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia starts training of Libyan Navy Coast Guard and Libyan Navy The EU Naval Operation EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia has launched the first package of training activities for the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy, in response to the request of the Libyan authorities for support in capacity building and training. The objective […]