A decade on since the Gaddafi-regime was deposed in 2011, the situation in Libya is still volatile and appears to be deteriorating. The instability in Libya poses significant challenges to its neighboring countries, including EU member states across the Mediterranean. At the same time, Libya remains a focal point of European interest, both in terms of its energy resources and through its central role in European efforts to externalize the management of migration, limiting cross-Mediterranean migrant crossings. This policy brief suggests how the EU could contribute more fruitfully towards a lasting peace in Libya through adopting a single, unified stance and engaging with the fractious Libyan actors through a concerted diplomatic push.
Tjønn, Mathias Hatleskog (2022) Can the EU be an Effective Foreign Policy Actor Working for Peace in Libya?, MidEast Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.