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Written question – Cooperation between the EU and Libya over migration – E-003166/2017

Citizens have recently been asking, more and more often, what the European Union has done to resolve the migration crisis. I am glad I can answer in good conscience that the EU is not being idle, that it is actively protecting the lives of those in need, ensuring effective border protection, combating human trafficking and trying to enhance stability and economic performance in the countries from which most refugees are fleeing.

In this context, there is talk of providing assistance to Libya to protect its southern borders. The EU has provided Libya with substantial funding from the start of the crisis. A targeted sum of EUR 120 million is paying for humanitarian assistance, as well as projects aimed at stabilising the internal situation in Libya. These are mainly projects in the migration and security sectors. In the debate at the plenary session on 4 April 2017, I asked the Commission about this matter and I have received no response.

Could the Commission provide more detailed information about the specific projects being implemented in Libya in the area of migration?