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Libyan Newswire

Written question – VP/HR – New imperialist intervention planned in Libya – E-004413/2016

Since 2011, imperialist interventions in Syria and Libya have caused thousands of people to lose their lives, suffer injuries and abandon their homes. Now, a new imperialist intervention in Libya is being planned under the pretext of fighting jihadists, who are nothing less than the creation of the US and its allies.

Currently, the 10th ‘Phoenix Express 2016’ exercise is underway in Souda Bay in the Mediterranean with the participation of military forces from Europe, North Africa, and the United States of America. Similarly, the third phase of EU Operation Sophia, which is currently being carried out between Sicily and the coast of Libya, will allow targeted operations to be carried out on the Libyan coast with the excuse of destroying assets used by networks of traffickers.

At the same time, according to the NOTAM issued by the Greek Government, together with those issued by Italy and Malta, the airspace will be closed to aircraft coming from Libya, and NATO aircraft will be accepted in Greek airspace.

The broader area of the Mediterranean feels like a powder keg, especially with NATO’s presence in the Aegean, alongside the fierce competition of monopolies fighting to secure their interests.

In view of this:

What is the High Representative’s position on the escalation of military operations in the Mediterranean which are paving the way for new imperialist interventions?