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EU renews Libya Sanctions for Six Months

By John Lee. The EU Council has prolonged the sanctions against Libya, targeting three persons for six months, “in view of the gravity of the situation” in the country. On 1 April 2016, the Council added three persons to the list of people subject to EU restrictive measures against Libya: Agila Saleh, president of the Libyan Council of Deputies […]

EU adds 3 Libyans to Sanctions List

On Friday the Council of the European Union announced that it had “added three names to the list of people subject to EU restrictive measures against Libya.” The three names added to the list are: Agila Saleh (pictured), president of the Libyan Council of Deputies in the House of Representatives; Khalifa Ghweil, prime minister and […]

EU to Sanction “Spoilers”

By John Lee. The European Union has reportedly agreed sanctions on three Libyan leaders who oppose Libya’s new Government of National Accord (GNA). The three men are: Nouri Abusahmain, president of the Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC); Khalifa al-Ghwell, prime minister of the Tripoli government; and, Aguila Saleh, the president of the previously internationally recognized […]

Security Council Threaten to Sanction Individuals

Recalling their statement last week which commended Libyan dialogue participants on finalizing a political agreement for the creation of a Government of National Accord, members of the UN Security Council today urged all Libyan parties to endorse and sign it. Libya has been plagued by factional fighting since the 2011 revolution, with the situation continuing […]

Italy: Individual Sanctions ‘a Possibility’

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni (pictured) said on Monday said that the “hypothesis” of EU sanctions against “three to four” individuals who oppose the peace process could go into effect if there aren’t changes among certain factions in Tripoli, despite the fact that there was support for the process from “most” members from Libya. He […]

EU May Impose Sanctions on Individuals

The Wall Street Journal reports that the European Union is considering imposing sanctions on several people connected with Islamist forces and who are alleged to opposed the Libyan peace process. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini (pictured), the EU’s head of foreign policy, confirmed on Monday that the EU is looking into taking action against some individuals, […]

Glenn Maud v The Libyan Investment Authority

By John Whittaker, Partner, Clyde&Co. This article is republished with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The decision of Glenn Maud v The Libyan Investment Authority on 8 June 2015 is of interest to those involved with sanctions. A […]

Libya: “Arms Embargo Must be Lifted to Fight IS”

The president of Libya’s internationally-recognized parliament, has said that the United Nations arms embargo on the country must be lifted to help prevent the advance of Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants. Aqila Saleh told a meeting of leaders of Arab League member states: “I say to those who oppose or delay the arming of […]