The EU assists Libya's political transition and underlines in particular the need for an inclusive Libyan-owned process. In this regard, the EU firmly supports the UN-led mediation process and the efforts of the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) to implement the UN Action Plan on Libya and bring about a lasting solution to the political crisis.
The EU works closely with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) under the leadership of the SRSG to support the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), consolidation of governance, security and economic arrangements and assist in helping Libyans to prepare for elections through support for the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC).
The EU also engages with neighbours and regional partners including by coordinating efforts with the league of Arab States (LAS), the African Union (AU), and the United Nations (UN) in the framework of the Libya Quartet to advance the political process and assist Libya in its democratic transition.
The EU Delegation to Libya hosts the EU Liaison and Planning Cell (EULPC) set up in the framework of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The mission works closely with the UNSMIL Security Institutions Divisions (SID). The main objective is to support UNSMIL in operationalizing all the military and police aspects of the security track of the Libyan Political Agreement.
The EU emphasizes the need for full implementation of sanctions put in place against persons and entities threatening peace and security in Libya. The EU implements sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council, including an arms embargo, asset freeze and a travel ban. In addition, the EU has adopted a regulation extending the arms embargo to also include any equipment that may be used for internal repression as well as goods with potential dual use.
The UN has adopted measures aiming to increase the compliance with these sanctions, for instance by requiring that Member States carry out inspections and deny entry, passage and exit of flights and vessels suspected of carrying material subject to sanctions.