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EUR 50m Programme for Basic Services in Libya

Italy, EU, UNDP and UNICEF partner with Presidential Council in €50 million programme to support basic services in 24 Libyan Municipalities Italy, the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joined representatives of the Presidential Council (PC) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli for […]

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 […]

Libyan Rivals meet for Conference in Palermo

By John Lee. A conference on the future of Libya opened on Monday in Palermo, Italy. Italy’s premier Giuseppe Conte hosted a meeting of Libya’s rival leaders on Tuesday on the sidelines of a conference. Other leaders attending include French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. (Sources: AP, Italian Foreign Ministry)

Video: Haftar joins Libya Conference in Palermo

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Renegade General Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Palermo, Italy for an international conference – attended by Libya’s leaders and foreign powers – exploring a new United Nations peace plan for Libya. The summit aims […]

How France and Italy’s Rivalry Is Hurting Libya

By Federica Saini Fasanotti and Ben Fishman. Since the 2011 revolution against Muammar al-Qaddafi, Libyans have often blamed outside actors for their continuing woes. Too frequently, this grievance has been overstated and used as an excuse to minimize the hard compromises that Libyans themselves need to undertake to achieve a durable peace. Over the last year, […]

Bahr Essalam Phase 2 to be Completed by end-2018

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Eng. Mustafa Sanalla, met with the CEO of Italian oil major Eni, Claudio Descalzi, at NOC headquarters on November 3, 2018, to discuss ongoing in-country operations, including plans for the seven remaining wells at the offshore Bahr Essalam Phase 2 project – expected to complete by the end of 2018. […]

Italian PM meets with Gen Haftar

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met on Sunday evening with the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar. The meeting in question followed the talks held in Rome last Friday with the head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al Serraj. Gen Haftar has confirmed his participation in the conference […]