The EU supports the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) signed in Skhirat on 17 December 2015, as stated in the Council Conclusions of 18 April 2016. All stakeholders in Libya must come together in a spirit of compromise and reconciliation to make the agreement work and prevent conflict. The international community must remain united in supporting a negotiated political settlement under the auspices of the UN.
In addition to political support, the EU is an important financial contributor of the costs entailed by the UN led stabilisation process and supporting key state institutions such as the Constitutional Drafting Assembly.
The EU has currently a total package of around EUR 120 million allocated for support in Libya. Projects related to Libya will also benefit from the EUR 200 million to be mobilised through the North Africa window of the EU Trust Fund for Africa in 2017 as announced in the Joint Communication ‘Migration on the Central Mediterranean Route — Managing Flows, Saving Lives’.
Programmes are ongoing with a total value of EUR 74 million, mainly supporting civil society, health, protection, local governance, media, migration and security, but also public administration and local governance.
Other programmes are in the pipeline for commitment to support stabilisation efforts, humanitarian assistance and protection and assistance to migrants and host communities.