High-profile European politicians, including the EU’s former foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Italy’s current and former interior ministers and the current and former prime ministers of Malta, have been named as the subjects of a criminal complaint at the international criminal court alleging they conspired with Libya’s coastguard to illegally …
On 18 November, the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) published a report entitled ‘The EU, NATO and the Libya Crisis: Scaling Ambitions Down’ by Stefano Marcuzzi (Senior Analyst at Libya-Analysis).
On 17, November, a plane carrying Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, landed in Mitiga International Airport, in Tripoli, but the visitor refused to disembark once he was told that his counterpart, Najla Al-Mangoush, was waiting to welcome him. Instead, he decided to leave Tripoli and head for Benghazi, Eastern Libya. …
The General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Filed Marshal Khalifa Haftar assured the Libyan people that “their army is ready to assume full national responsibility, despite the unjust ban on arming the military.”
Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Tajani, said that it is possible to provide Italian police patrol boats to the Libyan Coast Guard to help them stop smugglers.
The Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Saturday that they are working to maintain and strengthen their relations in eastern Libya as well with the House of Representatives (HoR) to strengthen Greece’s positions in rejection of the agreement signed with Turkey and to prevent its expansion contracts.
For the past few years, Turkey has made a record number of arms sales to several African countries interested in acquiring its domestically produced military hardware, including armed drones, attack helicopters, and turboprop aircraft.
An official in the Libyan Audit Bureau said, “Corruption is one of the most important causes of security tensions, and the weakness of the education and health systems,” noting that it “reinforces manifestations of injustice and affects all electoral benefits.”
The Brookings Institution released a report by Stephanie T. Williams, nonresident fellow and former who recently served as special adviser on Libya to the United Nations secretary-general, entitled ‘Two years from the ceasefire agreement, Libya still matters’.
Forces from the self-styled “Libyan National Army” (LNA) announced on Wednesday they had killed seven Islamic State group [IS] militants and captured two others in a security operation near the Chad border.