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Day 2 of Geneva LPDF: Presidency Council Vote Inconclusive

On Tuesday, on the second day of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) meeting in Switzerland, which has convened to select a temporary unified executive authority to take Libya to national elections on 24 December 2021, the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum cast their votes for members of the Presidency Council. The voting […]

Building Peace through Subnational Governance: The Case of Libya

By Simona Ross, Stefan Wolff, and Alexandre Marc, for The Brookings Institution. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Building peace through subnational governance: The case of Libya Amidst the pandemic and an unprecedented economic downturn, millions of people continue to face […]

List of Candidates for Presidency Council and PM Positions

Following the closing of the one-week period on 28 January for the submission of nominations for the executive authority positions, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announces below the list of candidates for the Presidency Council and Prime Minister positions as according to the original Arabic alphabetical order. The Mission extends its heartfelt […]

Williams: Blatant Foreign Interference in Libya

28th January: Acting Special Representative of the Secretary General for Libya Stephanie Williams Briefing to the Security Council Mr. President, (Ambassador Mr. Tarek Ladeb, Tunisia), Members of the Security Council, I wish to congratulate Tunisia for assuming the Presidency of the Council for the month of January. This month marks one year since Chancellor Merkel […]

The Arab Spring 10 Years On

By Dr Georges Fahmi, for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Arab Spring 10 Years On While the Arab Spring is not over, the moment of 2011 is. Click here to read the […]

Libya lost 92% of Oil & Gas Revenues in 2020

From Middle East Monitor, under a creative commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Official statistics have shown that Libya's oil and gas revenues decreased by 92 per cent last year, as the blockade imposed for months on oil facilities […]

EWG Meets to address Urgent Economic Issues

On 21 January, the co-chairs of the International Follow-Up Committee on Libya's Economic Working Group (EWG), including Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Stephanie Williams and representatives of Egypt, the United States and the European Union, convened a meeting to discuss urgent economic issues including the need to manage the impacts of a […]

Joint Statement on the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

A joint statement from the UK, with France, Germany, Italy and the US, in response to recent progress made by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum: The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum's (LPDF) vote in favor of the selection mechanism for a new […]