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Libya lost 92% of Oil & Gas Revenues in 2020

From Middle East Monitor, under a creative commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Official statistics have shown that Libya’s oil and gas revenues decreased by 92 per cent last year, as the blockade imposed for months on oil facilities… Read More

Work on Coastal Highway to begin in Spring 2021

By John Lee. Italy and Libya have agreed to start work on the planned coastal expressway linking the east and west of Libya in the spring of 2021. The decision was announced following a meeting of the Libyan-Italian Joint Technical Committee for Economic Cooperation on Thursday. The Foreign Ministry of the Tripoli-based Government of National… Read More

Italian to be taught in GNA-controlled Schools

By John Lee. The Italian language is to be officially taught in Libyan upper secondary schools controlled by the Government of National Accord (GNA), starting from this 2020/21 school year. According to a statement from the Italian Foreign Ministry, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Tripoli by the Minister of Education, HE Ammari, for… Read More

Libyan Rivals start New Talks in Morocco

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). Delegations from Libya’s High Council of State and the Libyan House of Representatives, the two legislative bodies that have been competing for power in Libya, are set to hold a coordination meeting this afternoon in Morocco, ahead of a historic meeting in Ghadames. Today’s meeting is set to take place at… Read More

Serraj takes back Decision to Resign

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly said that he has retracted his decision to resign at the end of October. According to Anadolu Agency, Fayez al-Sarraj [Serraj] will remain in office until the ongoing Libyan political talks come to an end. (Source: Anadolu Agency, Al… Read More

For Turkey, Libyan Conflict and Eastern Med “Inextricably Linked”

By Ahmed Helal, for The Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. For Turkey, the Libyan conflict and the eastern Mediterranean are inextricably linked On September 3, the United Nations warned that war-torn Libya is at a “decisive turning point,” with… Read More

PM Serraj to Step Down by end-Oct

By John Lee. Libya’s Tripoli-based Prime Minister, Fayez al-Serraj [al-Sarraj], has announced his intention to leave his post by the end of October. The 60-year old has led the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) since its creation in December 2015. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) commented: “The onus is now on… Read More

Interior Minister “Restored to Post”

By John Lee. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly restored Fathi Bashagha to the post of Interior Minister. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Serraj] had suspended the Misratan-born minister at the end of August, following protests over living conditions. More here. (Sources: Reuters, Al Jazeera)

EU High Rep meets with Serraj and Saleh  

EU High Representative held talks with President Serraj and President of the House of Representatives Saleh The EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell visited Libya on Tuesday 1st September for the first time since the beginning of his mandate, continuing EU efforts to advance the political process and resume political dialogue to end the conflict in… Read More

Serraj Suspends GNA Interior Minister

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Serraj] of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) suspended Misratan-born Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha [pictured] on Friday, setting up a major split within the Tripoli-based government that threatens progress… Read More