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EU lifts sanctions against Libyan businesses

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The European Union is easing its sanctions against Libyan ports, oil firms and banks – unfreezing assets with effect from today.

The aim is to provide resources to the interim government and get the economy working again.

In Tripoli euronews’ special correspondent Jamel Ezzedini interviewed the EU’s envoy to the Libyan capital, Agostino Miozzo.

“The task of our mission is first of all to open the new office, as we have done in Bengazi, we did here in Tripoli. Now today the European flag is flying in the Tripoli sky, and this is an important task, first of all.

“Secondly a few minutes ago we had a meeting with the diplomats representing four European countries: we had the Hungarian ambassador, the Cyprus attaché and diplomats from France and the UK. This meeting was… a first coordination, a coordination between Europeans, to make an effort to avoid duplication and overlapping at this difficult moment; the difficult moment of the reorganisation, the restarting of the Libyan future, the Libyan democratic life.”