Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

Kobler: V Important that 2nd List of Ministers is Approved

Excerpts from SRSG for Libya Martin Kobler’s Press Conference in Shahat Following a Meeting with House of Representatives President Mr. Agila Saleh, Friday 05 February 2016. I just had a very long and a very fruitful meeting with the president of the House of Representatives. And you know it's very cold here in Shahat today […]

Humanitarian Appeal 'Barely 1% Funded'

Almost two months after its launch, a humanitarian appeal to aid 1.3 million vulnerable people in conflict-torn Libya is 99 per cent unfunded, a senior United Nations official for the North African country warned today, calling on the international community to step up to the plate. "With winter temperatures plunging and funding support for the […]

Tobruk Rejects UN-backed Unity Govt

By John Lee. Libya's internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk voted has rejected the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA). According to Reuters, of 104 members attending the session, 89 voted against backing the government, and the Tunis-based Presidential Council now has 10 days to propose a new and smaller cabinet. The Special […]

BREAKING NEWS: Libya Rivals 'Announce Unity Govt'

By John Lee. The Associated Press reported this morning that Libya's Unity Presidential Council, which meets in Tunisia, says it has agreed on a 32-member cabinet. According to the report, cabinet members will drawn from across the country. It's not clear where the new Government of National Accord (GNA) would be based or if it […]

Naming of Libyan Unity Govt Delayed

By John Lee. Reuters reports that the body tasked with naming a unity government has postponed the announcement of the government's members from Saturday to Monday. Saying that it had made "great progress", it said it needs two more days to complete its work. The UN's Libya envoy, Martin Kobler, said that UNSMIL regrets the […]

Can GNA Balance Int'l, Domestic Duties?

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Can Libya’s new government balance international, domestic duties? According to UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler, Libya will have one government by the end of January 2016, and it will be in […]

Mogherini Visits New Libyan Govt

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, heads to Tunisia on Friday 8 January to meet with the Libyan Presidency Council members, and start working with them on the concrete EU support to the Government of National Accord and to the Libyan […]