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MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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1.2.2016
PE576.540v01-00
 
B8-0179/2016

to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure


on the situation in Libya (2016/2537(RSP))


Jean-Luc Schaffhauser, Mireille D'Ornano, Edouard Ferrand, Mario Borghezio, Harald Vilimsky, Gerolf Annemans on behalf of the ENF Group

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Libya (2016/2537(RSP))  
B8-0179/2016

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the statement by the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

–  having regard to Rule 123(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas a UN-sponsored agreement was reached on the formation of a Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya;

B.  whereas the Libyan Presidency Council agreed to the proposal on ministerial posts, but the House of Representatives rejected it;

C.  whereas Libya is a war-torn country with conflicting governments; whereas parts of its territory are under the control of tribal militias and Islamist terrorist groups such as the Islamic State and Ansar al-Sharia;

D.  whereas foreign fighters from terrorist groups are increasingly using Libya as a fall-back position; whereas some of these groups are generating revenues from oil installations;

E.  whereas several Member States, including the UK and France, largely contributed to the Libyan crisis by their military intervention in 2011 and their support for the so-called Arab Spring in general;

F.  whereas Libya is an important transit country for illegal immigration to Europe;

G.  whereas a bilateral agreement between Italy and Libya was in place to fight illegal immigration by returning intercepted boats;

H.  whereas it is of vital importance to stem the flow of illegal immigration;

1.  Takes note of the situation in Libya;

2.  Expresses the hope that the GNA can be established without further delay in order to bring about peace, security and stability in Libya;

3.  Underlines the importance of Libya’s cooperation in stemming the flow of illegal immigration; urges the Commission and the Member States to conclude readmission agreements with Libya;

4.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the governments of the Member States and the Government of Libya.

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