EUBAM returning to Libya with wider mandate than just borders

By Libya Herald reporters. 

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Tunis, 8 November 2017:

An enlarged European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) is shortly returning to Libya with a wider mandate that includes providing guidance on internal policing and the rule of law and justice.

EU ambassador to Libya, Bettina Muscheidt visiting Tripoli on Monday told Presidency Council (PC) foreign minister Mohamed Siala that the mission was working with a number of ministries, including the interior and justice to organise it comeback.

The EU has given EUBAM a 16-month mission funded with €17 million. The team will build from 20 to 38 personnel. An advance party is currently in Tripoli organising facilities.

As already reported in this newspaper, the mission will not be returning to its headquarters in the old Peacock hotel in Tajoura to which it had only recently moved before it evacuated its staff  to Tunis along with most other foreign missions in 2014.

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