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Libya, the potential spoilers of peace

In Libya, Europe should more actively support the GNA in Tripoli, to provide an alternative for those in the GNA who do not want to rely only on Turkey. EU countries that supported and legitimised Haftar, such as France and Greece, should publicly shift their approach, and the EU should be united in backing the UN process with no ifs and buts. A unified and more consistent EU vis-a vis the Libyan dossier can also pave the way for greater EU engagement in monitoring the ceasefire signed in Geneva on 23 October 2020. By doing so, the EU can achieve two fundamental goals: regaining a role in Libya and reducing Turkey's disruptive potential in the Mediterranean.