EU Hints at Imposing Sanctions on Berlin Conference Tracks’ Spoilers


On Saturday, the European Union’s (EU) mission to Libya said that the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Turkey and the Libya Government of National Accord (GNA) regarding the demarcation of maritime borders violates the “sovereign rights” of a third country, referring to Greece, adding that the agreement cannot have any legal standing.

The EU added that the only way out of the Libyan crisis is to engage the two conflicting parties in a political dialogue, stressing the importance of adhering to the Berlin outcomes to strengthen the ceasefire and unify financial institutions in Libya.

“Reaching a permanent ceasefire agreement will only be possible through dialogue,” the EU confirmed.

Brussels also hinted at the possibility of imposing sanctions against those who are undermining work on the various tracks of the Berlin Conference, especially violators of the UN arms embargo as well as those who commit human rights abuses across Libya.

The EU also praised the achievements of Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI in imposing respect for the arms embargo on Libya and in stopping the smuggling of Libyan oil.

On the other hand, the EU welcomed the recent efforts to resume oil output and achieve fair and transparent management of oil revenues among all regions of the country.