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Paris meeting on Libya fails to make progress; Libyans not invited

Today’s ministerial level meeting on Libya hosted by the French government in Paris failed to make any significant progress on the crisis in the country although it is reported that those attending agreed that the future Libyan government should give a role to Khalifa Hafter. No Libyan participants were invited, …

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Navy spokesman: Operation Sophia is propaganda; Italy wants to have more time to continue stealing Libya’s resources and smuggling its fuel

The spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Brigadier Ayoub Qasim, has lashed out at EU’s Operation Sophia, saying it’s propaganda for political gains. In an interview with the Libya Observer on Sunday 21, Qasim has also accused the EU countries of taking part in stealing Libya’s marine resources.

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EU and Libyan Coastguard Sign Memorandum to Train Libyan Coastguards and Navy

On Tuesday, the European Union signed a memorandum to train Libyan Coastguards. Abdallah Toumia, Commander of the Libyan Coastguard and Port Security, met with with Enrico Credendino, the EU’s Operation Sophia Commander, to sign the memorandum in Rome at the headquarters for Operation Sophia.

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EU partners with UNICEF in €3-million youth social inclusion programme

The European Union has agreed to provide €3 million to fund a programme being organised by UNICEF to help promote social inclusion among young Libyans. A declaration committing both bodies to the project, Towards resilience and social inclusion of adolescents and young people in Libya, was signed this week in Tunis …

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The real reason the EU can’t stop human smuggling from Libya

The European Union is taking steps to beef up its struggling efforts against human smuggling and trafficking from Libya, but until the country is politically stable, the changes aren’t likely to be sufficient. Summary⎙ Print The EU’s Operation Sophia has so far failed to stop the smuggling of people from …

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