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P3+3: There can be no Military Solution in Libya

The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the UAE, the UK and the US have given a statement on the ongoing hostilities in Tripoli and the situation in Libya: “The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America reiterate their deep concern about ongoing hostilities in […]

EU supports Resilience across Libya

EU supports Resilience and Recovery in 36 Municipalities across Libya The Ministry of Local Governance, the European Union, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) agreed on 1st July at the Third Steering Committee of the “Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery” project to provide better services to six municipalities in Greater Tripoli (Hai […]

LISCO planning $1bn Tender

By John Lee. The Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) is reportedly planning to announce a $1-billion tender next month to build two new plants. Chairman Mohamed al-Faqih also told Reuters that the company has started exporting to Algeria, and aims to increase production this year. For the new plants, al-Faqih said Lisco is targeting […]

EUR50m Programme to support Basic Services

By John Lee. EU takes part in Steering Committee meeting of €50 million programme to support basic services provision across Libya The European Union, the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) met on 20 June in Tripoli, Libya, for the second meeting […]

Italy gives UNICEF in Libya EUR 2m

By John Lee. The Italian foreign ministry has reportedly approved 2 million euros in funds from the Africa Fund to UNICEF for child protection in Libya. Part of the funds will be used to improve the hygiene and healthcare conditions in the Tripoli area, according to a report from ANSAmed. The project provides for the […]

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 […]