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Written question – Provision of training, equipment and support to the Libyan coastguard – E-000945/2017

Following the Council conclusions on Libya, adopted on 6 February 2017, a plan for providing training, equipment and support to the Libyan Coastguard and Navy has been revealed.

What equipment will the money be spent on and what is the theoretical and practical content of the training?

Taking into account that three different governments and countless armed groups are controlling different parts of Libya, and that the country has at least seven different coastguard services, how did the Council select the coastguards and officials that will receive EU support? What criteria were applied?

Has it verified a direct chain of command between those coastguards and the Government of National Accord (the only government recognised by the EU)? And has it checked the background of the coastguard services, given that each of them has systematically violated the human rights of migrants?

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