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€90m EU Programme for Migration Management in Libya

EU Trust Fund for Africa adopts €90 million programme on protection of migrants and improved migration management in Libya Following up on the Joint Communication on the Central Mediterranean Route and the Malta Declaration, the EU Trust Fund for Africa upon proposal from the European Commission, adopted today a €90 million programme to step up […]

Funding for Libyan and Tunisian Journalists

The EU-funded OPEN Media Hub is inviting journalists and media organisations from Libya and Tunisia to apply for funding and support to produce stories on migration and refugees, population movements, resettlement and re-entry policies and their impact on the lives of people. Besides financial support, media professionals will benefit from practical guidance to produce audio-visual stories, video news […]

EU to Enhance Support to Libya on Health, Education

The European Union and the Libyan government agreed concrete steps to enhance cooperation on two priority sectors for the Libyan people, health and higher education, at a Libya-EU Interministerial Meeting on 5-6 April in Tunis. The meeting, co-chaired by EU Head of Delegation to Libya Bettina Muscheidt and Director for International Cooperation at the Libyan […]

EU Renews Libya Sanctions

On 31 March 2017, the European Council prolonged the sanctions against Libya targeting three persons for six months. On 1 April 2016, the Council imposed restrictive measures against Libya on three persons: Agila Saleh (pictured), president of the Libyan Council of Deputies in the House of Representatives; Khalifa Ghweil, prime minister and defence minister of […]

Video: EU to Crackdown on People-Smuggling in Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. EU countries to crackdown on people-smuggling in Libya As refugees seek a new life in Europe, they face a perilous journey crossing the Mediterranean. Officials from eight EU countries have pledged $96m to the […]

EU Working Hard with Partners to Solve Libya Crises

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini attended the first meeting of the Libya Quartet held in Cairo on Saturday 18 March. The European Union's work to help solve the crisis in Libya is all-encompassing and involves broad cooperation with its partners, said the High Representative. The Quartet was created when the United Nations, African Union and […]

Business Plan Competition for Libyan SMEs

The Support to Libya for Economic Integration, Diversification and Sustainable Development (SLEIDSE) programme, a European Union funded programme, and Libya Enterprise, the national business support organization in Libya, open a business plan competition for small and medium enterprises in Libya until the 26 March 2017 to promote the creativity and innovation of businesses in Libya. […]

Mogherini on the Recent Clashes in Tripoli

Statement by HRVP Federica Mogherini on the Recent Clashes in Tripoli: Once again, violent clashes have erupted in Tripoli, while indiscriminate violence against citizens continues to affect a number of areas across Libya. Violence will not resolve any of Libya's political challenges. What is expected by all parties is that they refrain from unilateral acts […]