EU relations with Libya
Following the popular up-rising in Libya in February 2011 and the attempts by the Gaddafi regime to supress the protests, the EU took a number of steps to respond to the growing crisis. In particular building on UN Security Council Resolution 1970 (2011) it adopted a range of sanctions designed to interrupt the flow of weapons and money to the Gaddafi regime while at the same time engaging in extensive discussions with international partners to accelerate the end of the conflict. In parallel it provided more than €80.5 million in humanitarian assistance to meet basic needs, treat the injured, assist refugees, prevent human rights abuses and support demining. As ever this assistance was channelled through trusted humanitarian partners with ground presence as the most effective and speedy way of getting help to those in need.
The EU's own presence on the ground developed rapidly with an EU office opening in Benghazi in May 2011 and an office in Tripoli in August 2011, subsequently opened as an EU Delegation by the High Representative Catherine Ashton in November 2011.
- Libyan Economy Overview
- Libya Investment Climate 2009
- EU Delegation to Tunisia (accredited to Libya)
- Libya border control linked to Interpol for first time — 06 March 2013, 17:53 CET
Libya's Tripoli airport authorities were hooked up for the first time
Wednesday with Interpol as part of a European Union funded plan to help
Libya tighten control of its porous borders.
- EU to help Libya control its porous border — 31 January 2013, 12:22 CET
EU foreign ministers agreed Thursday to help Libya tighten control over its porous 4,000-kilometre land border blamed for trafficking of all kinds.