About: no-fly zone

NATO rules out no-fly zone over Ukraine

NATO foreign ministers on Friday (4 March) said they would not set up a no-fly zone over Ukraine or involve their troops in any intervention there, but promised other aid to Kyiv.
Global Europe 14-07-2015

A Syrian no-fly zone will save lives and help end the conflict

Reckless diplomacy disguised as caution cost lives in Srebrenica. And it's happening again, this time in Syria, argue Muhamed Sacirbey and Najib Ghadbian.
Syria (2013)
Global Europe 28-05-2015

A no-fly zone in Syria is in Europe’s interest

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is a chemical weapons advisor to NGOs working in Syria and Iraq. He is a former commanding officer of the UK Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Regiment and NATO's Rapid Reaction CBRN Battalion.
Med & South 25-03-2011

European leaders tighten noose on Gaddafi

EU leaders adopted new sanctions yesterday (24 March) against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, urging the international community to ensure that Libya's oil and gas revenues "do not reach" his regime. Meanwhile, NATO said it would enforce a no-fly zone over Libya but stopped short of taking full command of the UN-backed military operations in the country.
Global Europe 24-03-2011

Analyst: Libya ground intervention ‘unlikely’

The intervention of ground troops in Libya is unlikely and would run counter to the objectives of the Western coalition, Dominique Moïsi, founder and senior advisor at Ifri (French Institute for International Relations), told EURACTIV.
Global Europe 24-03-2011

Opinion maker: Libya crisis ‘not threatening’ Franco-German relations

France was right to take decisive action to prevent Muammar Gaddafi from unleashing a bloodbath in Benghazi, and the distance between positions of Paris took from Berlin would not threaten Franco-German relations, Dominique Moïsi, founder and senior advisor at Ifri (the French Institute for International Relations), told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Med & South 17-03-2011

EU watches Gaddafi prepare ‘mortal blow’ for rebels

France and the UK made a last-effort yesterday (16 March) to urge the UN Security Council to back a draft resolution that would include a no-fly zone over Libya. As the international community appears unwilling to take action, Muammar Gaddafi's troops are preparing to launch "a mortal blow" on rebel capital Benghazi.
Med & South 15-03-2011

France and Germany clash over Libya no-fly zone

France pressured G8 foreign ministers yesterday (14 March) to agree action on Libya and back its efforts to speed up a UN Security Council decision on imposing a no-fly zone, but hit opposition from partners like Germany.
Med & South 10-03-2011

EU ministers tackle Libya conundrum

EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels today (10 March) ahead of a special summit on Friday dedicated to the ongoing civil war in Libya and to the wider Southern Mediterranean region. Ministers will reportedly assess the risk that the conflict could degenerate and drag on for a long time.
Global Europe 08-03-2011

West divided on Libya ‘no-fly’ options

Britain and France are seeking UN authority for a no-fly zone over Libya but Western allies still appear divided over both the wisdom of the idea and exactly how it would be implemented.
Med & South 28-02-2011

France calls for special EU summit on Libya

In a televised speech announcing changes to his government, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said yesterday (27 February) that Paris is calling for an EU summit meeting to discuss the consequences of events in Libya. Meanwhile, the bloc adopted sanctions against Muammar Gaddafi and his supporters today.