On 30 August 2016, Vincenzo Tagliaferri, a senior police officer from Italy, was appointed head of the EU civil mission in Libya, EUBAM Libya. He will take up his duties on 1 September 2016. He takes over from Antti Juhani Hartikainen.
As part of the EU's comprehensive approach to support the transition to a democratic, stable and prosperous Libya, EUBAM Libya is mandated to plan for a possible future EU mission providing advice and capacity-building in the area of criminal justice, migration, border security and counter-terrorism.
The decision was taken by the Political and Security Committee.