Debate on Libya with EU foreign policy chief Mogherini  

The emergency situation in Libya and the Mediterranean and the EU’s efforts to protect migrants will be debated on Tuesday.

Last week, the security situation in and around the Libyan capital Tripoli dramatically deteriorated, after clashes escalated between rival armed militias. The chaos also resulted in migrants fleeing detentions centres and around 400 prisoners escaping prison in the Libyan capital.

The United Nations reported that it secured a ceasefire agreement on 4 September.

Back in May, MEPs adopted a resolution on Libya, urging the EU to focus its efforts on protecting migrants. They also noted that the UN plan is currently the only viable framework for a solution and called for elections to be held in 2018.

Statement by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission

Debate: Tuesday, 11 September