I have said before that the Libyan conflict had become ‘a theatre of proxy wars’, right on the EU’s doorstep. As EU we should do whatever we can to help bring an end to the fighting and support a genuine political settlement, even if we know how difficult this will be.
‘After 10 years of conflict in Libya, the country and its people have a new chance.’
After 10 years of conflict in Libya, the country and its people have a new chance: a ceasefire agreement is in place, a political process is under way, elections are scheduled for the end of the year, and an interim government was just sworn in. I am proud that the European Union has been able to contribute to these positive developments, including through Operation IRINI.
At the Operation’s Headquarters in Rome, I had the opportunity to see how the…