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EU imposes new Libya-Related Sanctions

By John Lee. The European Council today decided to impose targeted restrictive measures on two persons responsible for human rights abuses in Libya and three entities involved in violating the UN arms embargo in place for Libya: Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Warfalli (Commander of Benghazi-based al Saiqa Brigade); Moussa Diab ("directly engaged in serious human rights […]

UN envoy visits Irini HQ

Stephanie Williams, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, visited Operation EUNAVFOR MED Irini OHQ, hosted in the Joint Operation Headquarters in Centocelle, Rome, on 14 September. She was welcomed by the Operation Commander, Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini, with whom she exchanged views on the ongoing situation in Libya and the recent results of […]

EU considers training Libyan Coast Guard and Navy

EUNAVFORMED Irini explores possibility to train Libyan Coast Guard and Navy During his visit in Puglia, Admiral Agostini, EUNAVFORMED Operation Commander, explored the possibility offered by the Italian Navy to train Libyan Coast Guard and Navy. This task of the Operation Irini is pending the political decision from the Libyan counterpart about a dedicated agreement. […]

EU High Rep meets with Serraj and Saleh  

EU High Representative held talks with President Serraj and President of the House of Representatives Saleh The EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell visited Libya on Tuesday 1st September for the first time since the beginning of his mandate, continuing EU efforts to advance the political process and resume political dialogue to end the conflict in […]

EU Supports Libyan Ceasefire

Remarks by the EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell: the European Union supports the ceasefire in Libya: Today [27th August], we have had the first physical meeting of Defence Ministers since the outbreak of the coronavirus in March. I am sure that coming together has allowed us to go deeper into the several sensitive issues that […]

EU gives Additional $12m for ‎Social Cohesion in Libya ‎

EU provides an additional € 10 million (US$ 12 million) in support of UNDP's ‎Stability and Social Cohesion programme in Libya ‎ The European Union is providing € 10 million in extra funding for the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) new initiative on Stability, Unity, Social Cohesion (SUSC) in Libya. The initiative aims at supporting […]

EU mobilizes EUR 20m for COVID-19 Response in Libya

As part of its global response to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union (EU) has mobilised €20 million to assist the Libyan government in tackling the ongoing crisis. In partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the EU will support the prevention […]

EU delivers Support to Border Management in Libya

The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF Africa) has announced delivery of 30 vehicles (SUV) by the Italian Ministry of Interior, the main implementing partner, for use by the Libyan authorities as part of the EU border management programmes in Libya (worth €57.2 million). Since 2017, the EU is providing support to increase the […]