Tag: Libya

EU ministers criticize recent memorandum between #Libya and #Turkey on the #EasternMediterranean

EU ministers criticize recent memorandum between #Libya and #Turkey on the #EasternMediterranean

| December 9, 2019

Arriving at today’s (9 December) EU Foreign Affairs Council, Josep Borrell Fontelles, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission was asked about the recent memorandum between Turkey and Libya that would give access to a contested zone across the Mediterranean Sea. The memorandum of understanding on maritime […]

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#Libya – €2 million in humanitarian assistance to cover basic needs

#Libya – €2 million in humanitarian assistance to cover basic needs

| October 22, 2019

As many continue to suffer from the ongoing conflict in Libya, the European Commission has announced €2 million in additional humanitarian aid to help those most in need. The assistance will cover emergency health care services, food, livelihood support and protection services. “The EU is committed to supporting the most vulnerable in Libya who have […]

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#Migration – Submission to ICC condemns EU for ‘crimes against humanity’

#Migration – Submission to ICC condemns EU for ‘crimes against humanity’

| June 3, 2019

EU Commission migration spokesperson Natasha Bertaud gave an official statement regarding a recently submitted 245-page document to the International Criminal Court by human rights lawyers Juan Branco and Omer Shatz on June 3, 2019, writes EU Reporter’s David Kunz. The case claimed the EU and its member states should face punitive action for Libyan migrant […]

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Away from the media spotlight, extremist militias in western #Libya continue campaign of terror and criminality, aided by foreign powers

Away from the media spotlight, extremist militias in western #Libya continue campaign of terror and criminality, aided by foreign powers

| April 25, 2019

An array of hard-line and extremist militias in western Libya, centred around the capital of Tripoli, continue to be responsible for an escalation of violence and terror across the country, threatening the wider region as well. There are increasing concerns that efforts to bring the conflict to a peaceful solution are being undermined by these […]

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#Libya – EU to provide €6 million in humanitarian assistance

#Libya – EU to provide €6 million in humanitarian assistance

| April 5, 2019

As many Libyans continued to be displaced within their country due to conflict, the Commission has announced €6 million in humanitarian aid for 2019. This brings total humanitarian assistance in the country for 2018-2019 to €15m. “The EU stands by the Libyan people who have suffered years of conflict and instability. Our new humanitarian assistance […]

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#Libya – Situation of migrants and rescue operations up for discussion

#Libya – Situation of migrants and rescue operations up for discussion

| November 29, 2018

MEPs seek clarification about rescue operations in the Mediterranean© UNHCR/Giuseppe Carotenuto The situation of migrants in Libya and the conditions under which the Libyan coast guard is conducting rescue operations was debated in the European Parliament on Tuesday (27 November). Civil Liberties Committee MEPs tried to get clarification from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the […]

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Remarks by High Representative/Vice President #FedericaMogherini following the #ForeignAffairsCouncil

Remarks by High Representative/Vice President #FedericaMogherini following the #ForeignAffairsCouncil

| October 17, 2018

“First of all, we had a good discussion with the ministers [of foreign affairs] on Libya, where we saw unity. I have seen that some Ministers already conveyed to you this message of unity in the work that we are doing and that we want to do even more in the weeks and months to come […]

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