Tag: Libya

Turkey’s policy in #Libya threatens EU

Turkey’s policy in #Libya threatens EU

| June 28, 2020

The Turkish intervention into the Libyan conflict caused the negative effect for the region: the balance of power changed and the GNA liberated Tripoli from the LNA forces and recently started a big-scale offensive on Sirte city. On 6 June after negotiations with the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, […]

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The Russian businessman who gave #USCongress a message that proved difficult to swallow

The Russian businessman who gave #USCongress a message that proved difficult to swallow

| June 24, 2020

  The Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as Putin’s Chef, for having catering contracts with the Kremlin, has written an open letter to the US congressmen and senators who are to consider two resolutions personally against him. This is an unusual step, on the part of a figure who does not normally participate in […]

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#Libya crisis: A view from #Moscow

#Libya crisis: A view from #Moscow

The crisis in Libya, according to official statements from Moscow, is a direct consequence of the illegal military operation conducted by the US and its NATO allies in gross violation to the UN principles in 2011. After the overthrow and murder of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the country ceased to function as a single […]

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Aviation safety: Commission adopts new #EUAirSafetyList

Aviation safety: Commission adopts new #EUAirSafetyList

| June 4, 2020

The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union as they do not meet international safety standards. The Commission wishes to ensure the highest level of air safety for all passengers travelling in the European Union. […]

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#UNHCR and #IOM urge European states to disembark rescued migrants and refugees on board the Captain Morgan vessels

#UNHCR and #IOM urge European states to disembark rescued migrants and refugees on board the Captain Morgan vessels

| May 22, 2020

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), are calling on Malta and other European States to speed efforts to bring some 160 rescued refugees and migrants, who remain at sea on board two Captain Morgan vessels, on to dry land and to safety. A separate group of 21 people, mostly […]

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#OperationIrini – EU agrees to new operation off the coast of Libya to enforce UN arms embargo 

#OperationIrini – EU agrees to new operation off the coast of Libya to enforce UN arms embargo 

| March 31, 2020

The EU’s High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrel announced that the Council (EU foreign ministers) agreed to support Operation Irini to enforce the United Nations arms embargo, stopping the flow of arms to Libya and contributing to a sustainable ceasefire.  Irini, (Greek for “peace”), will use aerial, satellite and maritime assets to detect and carry out inspections of vessels off the […]

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Joint Statement by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell Fontelles on #Libya

Joint Statement by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell Fontelles on #Libya

| January 21, 2020

President von der Leyen and High Representative/Vice-President Borrell Fontelles have issued a joint statement following the Berlin Conference on Libya. They said: “The Berlin Conference on Libya brought together the most influential regional and international partners at this critical moment in the Libyan crisis. “55 points were agreed today by the attending countries and organisations. The […]

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