Former president Nicolas Sarkozy lost his appeal against a 2021 conviction for corruption and influence peddling at the Paris Court of Appeals on Wednesday (17 May), and faces a three-year prison term, with one year effective behind bars.
A vessel with around 400 people on board is adrift between Greece and Malta and is taking on water, support service Alarm Phone said on 9 April, after a sharp rise of migrant boats crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa.
European Union backing for Libyan authorities who stop and detain migrants means the bloc has "aided and abetted" rights violations against migrants, an investigator for a UN mission said on Monday (27 March).
The EU is ready to re-start training the so-called Libyan coast guard whenever the Libyan side is ready under the mandate of the operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI, EU Commission spokesperson Peter Stano told the press on Monday (20 March).
UN nuclear watchdog inspectors have found that roughly 2.5 tons of natural uranium have gone missing from a Libyan site, the watchdog told member states in a statement on Wednesday (15 March) seen by Reuters.
Libyan Interior Minister Emad Trabelsi was arrested in Paris on Friday (3 March), the media Libya Review reported.
Trabelsi was arrested at Charles de Gaulle airport “carrying a large sum of cash”. He was released after several hours.
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There is significant momentum to find a compromise on a new EU pact on migration and asylum, the president of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, told EURACTIV in an interview.
The EU signed an agreement with Egypt on 30 October for the first phase of a €80 million border management programme, the EU delegation in Cairo said, at a time when Egyptian migration to Europe has been rising.
Libya's Tripoli-based prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah signed two deals with Turkey's defence minister on Tuesday (25 October), building on a 2019 agreement that angered European nations.
Egypt and Greece on Sunday (9 October) said a deal allowing Turkish hydrocarbon exploration in Libya's Mediterranean waters was "illegal" as Athens said it would oppose it by all "legal means".
Intense clashes erupted between rival factions in Libya early on Friday (22 July) with reports of several people killed amid growing concern that a political standoff could prompt renewed conflict.
Protesters stormed Libya's parliament building in the eastern city of Tobruk on Friday (1 July), demonstrating against deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock, Libyan media reported.
Several television channels said that protesters had managed to penetrate the building and committed acts …
Gunfire rocked oil-rich Libya's capital for several hours Tuesday (17 May) as a rival prime minister attempted to oust interim premier Abdulhamid Dbeibah, threatening another escalation in the war-torn country.
An EU-Libya deal under which migrants desperate to reach Europe are turned back and held in "hellish" conditions must be ended, Amnesty International said on Monday, the pact's fifth anniversary.
The EU will continue to train the Libyan coastguard to control migration and border security, and sees ‘some positive signs’ despite the postponement of elections in the war torn North African state last month.
Delays caused by the blocking of the Ocean Viking rescue ship by Italian port authorities have put human lives at stake, Julia Schaefermeyer, communications officer at SOS Mediterranean, the NGO that charters the vessel, has told EURACTIV.
Authorities in the Sicilian port of Trapani detained the Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship following an 11-hour inspection, the group that operates the vessel said Tuesday.
The son of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi appeared for nearly the first time in a decade on Sunday (14 November) to register as a presidential candidate for a December vote planned to help end the years of chaos since …
The European Union is "ready to do more" to help Libya organise elections planned for December, the bloc's chief diplomat Josep Borrell said Wednesday (8 September) in Tripoli.
The 2015-2016 refugee crisis must not repeat itself in the aftermath of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, foreign ministers of Mediterranean countries stressed at Bled Strategic Forum on Thursday (2 September), calling for more cooperation in the region.
The fall of Kabul to the Taliban and the chaotic international evacuation effort shows that Europe needs to develop its own military capacity independent of the United States, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell argues.
As violence in Libya has waned this year, the number of would-be migrants to Europe intercepted so far has doubled compared to the same period of 2020, experts say.
More than 250 migrants disembarked in Sicily on Saturday (7 August) from an NGO rescue ship, while another vessel carrying around 550 people was given permission to land on the Italian island.
Three NGOs said Sunday (1 August) that they rescued more than 400 people trying to cross the Mediterranean overnight after their boat ran into trouble.