EU agrees new Libya sea patrols after Austria lifts veto

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The European Union will launch a new naval and air mission in the eastern Mediterranean to stop more weapons reaching the warring factions in Libya, foreign ministers agreed on Monday, after Austria lifted its veto.

The decision marked a breakthrough after weeks of fruitless negotiations and warnings by EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell that the bloc risked becoming irrelevant if it could not act, potentially leaving Libya’s fate to Turkey and Russia.

“We all agree to create a mission that blocks the flow of arms into Libya,” Italian Foreign...


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EU agrees new Libya sea patrols after Austria lifts veto


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