Mission de l’UE d’assistance aux frontières (EUBAM) en Libye

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On 17 December 2018, the European Council amended and extended the mandate of the European Union Integrated Border Management Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2020 to actively support the Libyan authorities in contributing to efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved notably in smuggling migrants, human trafficking and terrorism.

Le 17 décembre 2018, le Conseil de l’Europe a révisé et prolongé le mandat de la mission de l’Union Européenne d’assistance aux frontières en Libye (EUBAM Libye) du 1er janvier 2019 au 30 juin 2020 en vue d’aider les autorités libyennes à poursuivre leurs efforts en matière de lutte contre les réseaux criminels organisés impliqués notamment dans le trafic de migrants et d’êtres humains et le terrorisme.

On 17 December 2018, the European Council amended and extended the mandate of the European Union Integrated Border Management Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 2020 to actively support the Libyan authorities in contributing to efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved notably in smuggling migrants, human trafficking and terrorism.

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Twenty-one police officers from the Libyan General Administration for Coastal Security (GACS) participated in a three-week basic pilot training course on search and rescue, human rights, law enforcement, and basic maritime skills.

Today, the Council adopted a decision mandating the EU integrated border management assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) to actively support the Libyan authorities in contributing to efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved in smuggling migrants, human trafficking and terrorism. The mission was previously mandated to plan for a future EU civilian mission while engaging with the Libyan authorities.

The EU's Border Assistance Mission in Libya supports local authorities in developing border management and security capacities and is showing concrete results. For example, training on recognition of forged documents has already been provided to over 150 local officers and has resulted in the discovery of a chain of forged Schengen visas by Libyan authorities, according to local testimony.

One aim of EUBAM Libya’s border security and management support is to reduce unlawful movement of persons who may enter a country with fraudulent documents and with criminal intent. EUBAM Libya is addressing this issue by empowering Libyan authorities through skills training on a range of skills including Schengen Visa falsification. 

 

Interview with Vincenzo Tagliaferri, Head of the EU Mission to Libya (EUBAM).

 

 

How is EUBAM Libya progressing in the midst of migration issues and the unstable situation Libya is facing?

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