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Italy delivers 4 Patrol Boats to Libyan Coastguard

By John Lee. Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti has handed over four patrol boats to the Libyan coastguard during a visit to Tripoli. The vessels were repaired in Italy as part of cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration. AFP quotes Minister Minniti as saying that the crews were trained in Italy “to monitor Libyan […]

Can Russia, West cooperate on Libya?

By Vasily Kuznetsov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The flurry of international activity involving Libya in recent weeks raises questions of whether more confrontation between Moscow and the West is coming for the country or if some cooperation is […]

Finance Ministers discuss Libya’s Challenges

By Adam Nathan. The Libyan Minister of Finance Dr. Osama Hammad participated Thursday in Malta in launching the meeting of the finance ministers of the Group 5 + 5 for the countries of the Mediterranean Basin on the economy and finance. The second meeting, which takes place two months after the first meeting held on […]

New Gas and Condensates Discovery Offshore Libya

Eni has made a new discovery of gas and condensates offshore Libya in the ‘Gamma Prospect‘, in the Contract Area D, 140 km offshore from Tripoli, in Libya. The discovery, made through the well B1 16/3, is located 15km south west of the Bouri field and 5km north of the Bahr Essalam field. The drilling […]

Enav to build Control Tower at Mitiga Airport

Italy’s Enav has been awarded by the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) a contract for the construction and set up of the control tower and technical building of the Mitiga airport in Libya. The new facilities will be equipped to guarantee the capability to provide all air navigation services and ensure the full operation and […]

Appeals Court Blocks Libya-Italy MoU

On March 22, Tripoli Appeals Court’s administrative division ruled to block the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Libya and Italy in early February 2017. The MoU was signed to tackle the growing difficulties with illegal immigration and human trafficking in Libya. The court ruling stated that the agreement would be blocked immediately until a […]