Tag: Libya

#Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role – sources

#Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role – sources

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow’s deepening role in Libya, writes Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and Lin Noueihed. The U.S. and diplomatic officials said […]

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#Radicalization: EESC calls for new thinking to prevent radicalization and limit access to weapons in Europe

#Radicalization: EESC calls for new thinking to prevent radicalization and limit access to weapons in Europe

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted an opinion calling for the development of new tools to prevent radicalization, as part of a broader EU anti-terrorism strategy, and for access to firearms to be significantly curbed. The opinion on the European Agenda on Security (Rapporteur: Cristian Pîrvulescu), responds to both the Commission’s EU […]

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#Libya: ‘The people of Libya are your partners in fighting ISIS’

#Libya: ‘The people of Libya are your partners in fighting ISIS’

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

I write from my office in Tripoli as prime minister of the government here in the national capital of Libya. (by Prime Minister Khalifa Mohamed Al Gwheil, National Salvation Government, Libya) Outside my window things are quiet, that is good because Tripoli these days is safer. But it also means the buzz of economic activity […]

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Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of EU on signature of Libya Political Agreement

Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of EU on signature of Libya Political Agreement

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Union welcomes the signature of the Libya Political Agreement, and pledges support to the upcoming Government of National Accord. A historic step has been taken today towards restoring peace and stability for the Libyan people. The signature of the Libya Political Agreement by representatives of the members of the House of Representatives and […]

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European Commission gives €6 million for humanitarian needs in Libya

European Commission gives €6 million for humanitarian needs in Libya

The European Commission is giving €6 million in humanitarian funding to meet the most urgent needs of the people who have been severely affected by the conflict in Libya. This includes migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The EU will not abandon people in Libya suffering as a […]

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Statement by European Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos and Minister of Interior of Spain, Jorge Fernández Díaz

Statement by European Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos and Minister of Interior of Spain, Jorge Fernández Díaz

In view of the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos and Spain’s Minister of the Interior Jorge Fernández Díaz, have decided to postpone their visit to Ceuta and Melilla in Spain. Commissioner Avramopoulos (pictured) stated: “The latest tragedy in the Mediterranean is a stark reminder that […]

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Schulz for renewal of refugee and migration policies

Schulz for renewal of refugee and migration policies

“The renewed tragedy off the Libyan coast, in which possibly up to 700 people have lost their lives, leaves me speechless. How many more people will have to drown until we finally act in Europe? How many times more do we want to express our dismay, only to then move on to our daily routine? […]

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