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New CMEC Report on Libya’s Migrant Crisis

The UK’s Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) has published a new report on Libya’s migrant crisis. This follows a recent visit by a CMEC delegation to Catania in Sicily to investigate the issues underlying the challenge of the migration crisis facing Southern Europe. The delegation witnessed a migrant landing from a Save the Children search […]

Italy Breaks Up Libyan Fuel Smuggling Ring

By John Lee. Italian authorities have reportedly broken up a mafia-related Libyan fuel-smuggling ring, in which at least 30 million euros of diesel was sold around Europe. According to the report from Reuters, the fuel had been stolen from National Oil Corporation (NOC) at refinery in Zawiya, transferred to a larger ship off the coast […]

Libyan Technocrats Agree Principles to Protect Oil Sector

Key Libyan institutions and representatives have agreed a set of principles aimed at reinforcing existing legal protections for the National Oil Corporation (NOC). Representatives of Libya’s National Oil Corporation, the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), tribal and municipal representatives, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), major international oil companies, diplomats […]

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 […]

Italy supporting Conflict-Affected Children in Libya

Italy and UNICEF Reaffirm their Commitment to Support Conflict Affected Children in Libya The Government of Italy has contributed Euro 1,000,000 to UNICEF in Libya to support a multi-sectoral programme to enhance the quality and delivery of services for conflict-affected children and their families. The programme will focus on vulnerable children living in under-served areas […]

Int’l Community Rallies Behind Ghassan Salame

By John Lee. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson chaired a meeting about Libya on Thursday with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and their colleagues from Italy, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and France. At a joint press conference after the meeting, Johnson said: “Libya is a front line in our common struggle against terrorism and […]

Italy Strengthens Cooperation with Libya amid Human Rights Concerns

Italy further strengthens cooperation with Libya amid human rights concerns The Italian Ministry of Interior published statistics this week showing that arrivals from Libya have dramatically decreased over the summer. Italy has taken further steps to enhance cooperation with Libya on migration control. Latest data published by the Italian Ministry of Interior this week show […]

Italy offers to Train Libyan Coastguard

By Jobn Lee. Italy has reportedly offered to train 1,000 members of the Libyan coast guard this year ons “anti illegal emigration service“, “criminal investigations”, and “theoretical and practical instruction” for motorboat crews. According to ANSAMed, the offer was made during the meeting of the joint Italy-Libya committee on the fight against human trafficking. Italy […]