EU extends EUBAM mission to Libya

The European Union(EU) on Thursday extended the mandate of the border assistance mission to Libya, EUBAM Libya, until Aug. 21, 2017, according to a press release issued by the Council of the EU.
It also approved a budget of 17 million euros (18.94 million U.S. dollars) for the period from Aug. 22, 2016 to Aug. 21, 2017.
Launched in May 2013, EUBAM Libya is a civilian mission under the EU Common Security and Defence Policy, to support Libyan authorities in improving and developing the security of the country’s borders.
The mission is currently located in Tunis. It co-operates closely with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.

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