Tag Archives | Libyan Political Agreement (LPA)

EU Renews Sanctions Against those Obstructing Peace

In view of the continuing instability and gravity of the situation in Libya, the European Union has extended the duration of its sanctions against Libya, targeting three persons for a period of six months. On 1 April 2016, the Council of the European Union imposed restrictive measures against Libya on three persons: Agila Saleh, president […]

A Constitutional Panacea for Libya?

By John Lee. Libya's draft constitution falls short in many areas, according to Mattia Toaldo, a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Writing for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, he proposes that one solution would be to table the constitutional process until there is less conflict, and to focus […]

Europe Reiterates Support for GNA

By John Lee. The European Union (EU) has said that it "warmly welcomes" the appointment of Ghassan Salamé as new Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, who will play a central mediation role based on the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). In a statement issued by the EU's Foreign Affairs Council on Libya, it added: […]

New UN Libya Envoy faces Long Road to Peace

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Ghassan Salame as his new special envoy to Libya and as the head of the UN mission in the country known as the UN […]

Libya Quartet supports "Limited Amendment" of Political Agreement

The European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States (LAS), and the United Nations (UN) met in Brussels on 23rd May 2017 to assess developments in Libya since their last meeting in Cairo on 18th March 2017 and further coordinate their efforts to advance the political process and assist Libya in […]

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 […]

Kobler: Violence, Hateful Rhetoric threaten Conflict in Libya

Warning of escalating tension across the North African country due to mobilization of forces, worsening security situation in capital, Tripoli, as well as recent violence in Misrata and Benghazi, the United Nations envoy for Libya today called on all parties to unite and to put the country ahead of their “own narrow interests.” “Do not […]