“Libya: Brussels, first passage to Europe for Med Migrants,” from ANSAmed:
Libya has become ”the main country of transit” for migrants leaving Africa and the Middle East for Europe for economic reasons, or as refugees and asylum seekers, according to the latest EU report on neighborhood policies with partner countries in the south and east.
The report said that the Lampedusa tragedy last October in which thousands of immigrants died as they were trying to reach Italy is a strong recollection of the plight of these migrants and the need for common policies and management strategies.
In the report, Brussels portrayed the situation in the country and stressed that today Libya is confronting ”grave and increasingly worse security challenges, hampering national reconciliation and political stabilization”. The context is one of constant tribal and local clashes between military forces out of the State’s control and daily violence…