Thursday

8th Dec 2016

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EU extends Libya mission for another year

The European Union on Thursday extended its civilian EUBAM mission in Libya until 21 August 2017, allocating a €17 million budget for the task. Set up in May 2013, the Tunis-based mission aims to help Libyan authorities tackle migration, border security, counter-terrorism and criminal justice issues. Libya is in a state of civil war and a main departure point for migrants looking to reach Europe.

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