Will Macron secure peace in Libya?

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Publication Date 27/07/2017
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The Debates feature from Euro|Topics offers English (+ French and German) translations of a selections of articles in European news sources on this topic.

Euro|Topics relaunched their website during 2016. Features published before that date are still available via an archive website (see related url hyperlinks).French President Emmanuel Macron helped broker a ceasefire between Libya's transitional government and its main rival in the country's civil war on the 25 July 2017. The country had been in chaos since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011, and uniting it once more was seen as a key factor in solving the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean region.

However, commentators were nevertheless sceptical that Macron's initiative would bring real results.

On the 27 July 2017 President Macron said that France would set up processing centres in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.

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The Guardian, 25.07.17: Libyan rival leaders agree to ceasefire after Macron-hosted talks https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/france-raises-hopes-of-deal-between-libyan-rival-factions
France24, 26.07.17: Libyan PM: 'We need UN's support to hold vote' http://www.france24.com/en/20170726-interview-libya-pm-fayez-al-sarraj-ceasefire-elections-un-khalifa-haftar-macron
France24, 27.07.17: Only 'military solutions' can stop extremists, says Libya's Haftar http://www.france24.com/en/20170727-exclusive-we-will-deal-with-extremists-with-weapons-says-libya-haftar-sarraj
The Local.fr, 27.07.17: France to carry out asylum checks in Libya https://www.thelocal.fr/20170727/macron-announces-plans-to-set-up-asylum-checks-in-libya
Euro|Topics: Debates, July 2017: Hotspots in North Africa? Paris takes the initiative http://www.eurotopics.net/en/183379/hotspots-in-north-africa-paris-takes-the-initiative
EUObserver, 27.07.17: Confusion swirls round Macron's Libya 'hotspots' https://euobserver.com/migration/138630
France24, 28.07.17: 'Hotspots' in Libya: French President Macron's troubling announcement http://www.france24.com/en/20170728-hotspots-libya-french-president-macron-announcement-migrant-crisis-refugees
Website: Office français de protection des réfugiés et apatrides (OFPRA) / Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons https://www.ofpra.gouv.fr/

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