Libya: EU, ok to 25 mln for education, health and security

Three new programmes kicks off in 2013,aim supporting transition

20 December, 13:42

(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 20 - The European Commission has approved 25 million package to support transition in Libya.

It consists of three programmes focusing on sectors which are important for stability and for delivering on expectations of the people (Education, Health Care, Security and Rule of Law). ''With these three programmes - Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy, Stefan Fule said - the EU is bringing its diversity of experience and expertise to support the new Libya in setting-up their own solutions to their most pressing challenges.'' The approved programmes will enrol early next year and will be financed from the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) whereas: the programme for ''Technical and vocational education and training delivery and development'' will focus on unemployed young people and will contribute to the integration of ex-fighters while fostering economic recovery (6,5 million); another programme will allow the government to improve the delivery of public services especially in the primary health care and community mental health care where in the post conflict context the needs are huge (8,5 million); the third programme will help the Libyan government to deal with security, rule of law and reconciliation challenges (10 million).

The EU's aim in Libya is to help the transition to a democratic, stable and prosperous country. This for the EU also involves promotion of ''deep and sustainable democracy''.

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