Tag: Libya

#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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Tajani: In the absence of a central role for the EU, the future of #Libya will be in the hands of other countries

Tajani: In the absence of a central role for the EU, the future of #Libya will be in the hands of other countries

| September 12, 2018

“The future of Libya is being decided now, and the EU has to play a central role in managing this crisis. If we are not able to carry out this task, we will leave the door open for the ambitions and interests of countries, such as Russia, Egypt or the United Arab Emirates”. With these […]

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MEPs demand urgent EU action on alarming situation for refugees in #Libya

MEPs demand urgent EU action on alarming situation for refugees in #Libya

| September 11, 2018

GUE/NGL is calling on the EU and member states to take urgent action to evacuate refugees and migrants in Libya to safety in the EU and suspend support to the so-called Libyan coast guard. GUE/NGL is seeking to put this issue on the agenda of next week’s European Parliament plenary session and holding an event […]

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