The European Council has extended the mandate of European Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) until 30 June 2021, according to a statement by the EU Council.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put on hold the implementation of some activities foreseen as part of the mandate of the missions.
To allow time to implement its activities, the mandate of the mission is thus prolonged for a further period of 12 months and with the understanding that the mission might be subject to a strategic review once circumstances allow it, the EU Council added.
EUBAM Libya was launched on 22 May 2013. It is tasked with contributing to the Libyan authorities’ efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved in smuggling of migrants, human trafficking and terrorism.
The mission coordinates and implements projects with international partners in the fields of border management, law enforcement and criminal justice.