Since the publication of our "A European Agenda to Support Libya's Transition", Libya has been steadily in the headlines: the violent confrontation between retired general Heftar and his mostly Islamist opponents; the existence of two alternative governments each claiming to be the legitimate executive; today's verdict by the Supreme Court that declared the election of Ahmed Maitig's cabinet "illegal" and "unconstitutional".
In the last weeks, ECFR has organized several public and private discussions about its policy-brief and the situation in Libya. For a recording of our event in London “Crisis in Libya, what can Europe do?” click here. We also have a ten minute podcast on which speaker Abdul Rahman Alageli explains why Libya might be better off without oil money, and why the Libyan state is a challenge to an effective democratic transition. For those based in Brussels, a lunchtime discussion is co-organized by ECFR and the Norwegian mission to the EU on June 11 with the participation of several speakers, among them EU special envoy to the Southern Mediterranean Bernardino Leon.
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