To counter illegal migration it is imperative “to concentrate on the south”, Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj told Italy’s interior minister today.
The interior ministers of Germany and Italy have written to Brussels urging the creation of an “EU Mission” at the border between Libya and Niger “as soon as possible,” after over 40,000 people traveled through the North African country into Europe this year.
Libyan Customs Department has sent a letter to the Chief of the Steering Committee telling him of the treatment of Tunisian Customs Department personnel for ships laden with goods for Libyan businessmen.
The fuel and gas crisis committee has announced confiscating all of the vehicles that had been prepared to smuggle fuel and foods outside Libya via Ras Ajdair border with Tunisia. The committee said Tuesday that Ras Ajdair security personnel seized all of the vehicles and foods as well as other …
Libya is asking the European Union for motorboats and helicopters to help patrol the Mediterranean Sea for ships carrying migrants. The German government says a “request list” for Libya’s coast guard also includes ambulances, communications equipment and night vision gear. According to the German government’s response to a parliamentary question …
Two commanders from Libya were in Brussels on Tuesday (25 April) to discuss migration with the European Commission as part of a broader effort to stop people from fleeing into Europe.
The Italian Coast Guard has donated two rescue boats to the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy Force as part of an agreement to fight the trafficking of migrants across the Mediterranean, Euronews reported.
The Ras Ajdair border crossing between Libya and Tunisia is still open from both sides with normal travelling movement, according to officials working at the border from both countries.
The Fuel Crisis Committee, originally established by Tripoli municipal council in 2015 to find solutions to the shortage of fuel in the capital, yesterday launched what is being called “Operation Mediterranean Storm” to counter the smuggling of Libya’s subsidised fuel by sea.
The Italian government said on Sunday that dozens of rival tribes in southern Libya had agreed to cooperate on securing the country’s borders in an effort to curb the influx of migrants trying to reach Europe.