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Because Europe is fighting, violence continues to reign in Libya - My guest article in the WELT

Five months after the Berlin Libya Conference, the civil war in the EU's neighbourhood continues. The declarations of intent to comply with the UN arms embargo have not been implemented by the warring parties. The EU's common position exists only on paper: Officially, the EU supports the Libyan Government in Tripoli, which is recognised by the United Nations, and the UN peace process. In reality, however, each Member State does what it wants. Italy, for example, cooperates with the government in Tripoli, while France supports its main challenger, Khalifa Haftar. The refugee crisis and the Corona pandemic further exacerbate the dramatic situation.

In der WELT argumentiere ich deshalb zusammen mit Omid Nouripour (außenpolitischer Sprecher der Grünen-Fraktion im Bundestag) für eine gemeinsame Position der EU zu Libyen. Deutschland kommt dabei eine Schlüsselrolle zu: Schließlich übernimmt das Land im Juli die Ratspräsidentschaft der EU parallel zum Vorsitz des UN-Sicherheitsrats. Was genau Deutschland und die EU tun können, das lest ihr im Artikel:

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