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What Russia makes of Hifter’s offensive on Tripoli

By Yury Barmin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently put Russia in the spotlight in Libya by first holding a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Summit […]

NOC, Eni establish Steering Cmte for Sabratha Gas Project

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italian oil major Eni have signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU), the first concerning the establishment of a steering committee to expedite gas production at structures ‘A’ and ‘E’ within maritime concession MN 41 in the Sabratha marine basin. The steering committee will oversee the timely […]

Haftar’s Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar’s forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

Italy and Libya discuss Trade and Investment

By John Lee. Italy’s Ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Buccino, has visited the Libyan Businessmen Council in Tripoli to discuss trade and investment opportunities for Italian companies in Libya. In recent days he has also met with the Mayor of Central Tripoli to discuss projects including garbage treatment and disposal. (Source: Italian Foreign Office)

Joint Statement on Libya

The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States reiterate their strong support to the ongoing efforts of UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Ghassan Salamé and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to de-escalate tensions in Libya and help the Libyan people chart a path toward credible and secure […]

Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers

European Union policies contribute to a cycle of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Monday. The EU and Italy’s support for the Libyan Coast Guard contributes significantly to the interception of migrants and asylum seekers and their subsequent detention in arbitrary, abusive detention in Libya. […]

EUBAM-Libya becomes Civilian CSDP Mission

EUBAM-Libya becomes a fully-fledged Civilian CSDP Mission The Council has adopted a decision mandating the EU integrated border management assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) to actively support the Libyan authorities in contributing to efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved in smuggling migrants, human trafficking and terrorism. The mission was previously mandated to plan […]

What Must Change for Libya to Prosper?

By Edward P. Joseph, for the Center for the National Interest. “They came, they didn’t meet, they pronounced it a success.” This is the skeptical press line on the latest international bid to stabilize Libya—the Italian hosted “parley in Palermo” this month that was more fizzle than sizzle. After keeping the organizers in suspense, Libya’s […]