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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 […]

Italy reappoints Grimaldi as Ambassador to Libya

By John Lee. Italy has reportedly reappointed Giuseppe Maria Buccino Grimaldi (pictured) to the post of Ambassador to Tripoli. He had previously held the same post from 2011 to 2015. According to ANSA, he replaces Giuseppe Perrone, who has been appointed as Italy’s new Ambassador to Iran. Ambassador Grimaldi’s CV can be viewed here (Italian) […]

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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 […]