Libya: EU has sent 130 million euros in aid since 2011

Including EUBAM border mission, migrant programs, and democracy

20 May, 18:53

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, MAY 20 - The European Union has given Libya 130 million euros in aid for post-revolutionary reconstruction and transition to democracy over the past three years, the European External Action Service (EEAS), which is the Union's diplomatic arm, made known Tuesday.

    The Union has so far spent 30 million euros on its EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) for Libya. Set up in May last year on Libya's invitation, this civilian mission to help improve the security of the country's borders has trained 110 officers and trainees from Libya's Naval Coast Guard in search and rescue operations, among other results.

    The EU is currently running a 30-million-euro program to address some of Libya's most pressing needs in the fields of reconciliation, elections, human rights, public administration, media, migration, women, education and health care.

    In September, it launched a 10-million-euro Security and Justice Support Program for Libya (SJSP), and this year it will green-light 25 million euros in European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) funds to support economic integration, protect the most vulnerable, and strengthen the political asylum system in Libya, according to the EEAS.


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