Stabilising the war economy of Libya

Policy recommendations for EU action

Finding sustainable solutions to stabilise the war economy of Libya requires a holistic approach. Key economic issues are linked to political processes and the highly complex security architecture in the country. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has increased its efforts to support economic reforms. In its policy recommendations for the European Union, a KAS task force similarly called for a broader and more coherent EU-approach in Libya. This briefing seeks to debate policy recommendations for the European Union to support Libya in stabilising its economy.


14.30h Registration


15.00h Opening

Dr. Canan Atilgan, Director, KAS Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean, Tunis


15.05h Introduction

Cristian Dan Preda MEP,Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs


15.15h Key Note: UN-led Economic Reform Process in Libya

Stephanie T. Williams, Deputy Special Representative for political Affairs in Libya,

United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)


15.30h Interventions

  Tarek Megerisi, Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Annemie Cumps, Libya Desk Officer, DG-NEAR, European Commission

Ehab Abdulgader, Business Coordinator, PetroGas Libya


15.45h Q&A Session

moderated by Tim Eaton, Research Fellow, MENA Program, Chatham House


16.00h Wrap-up & closing remarks

Dr. Srdjan Cvijic, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundation

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Carolin Löprich

Carolin Löprich

Programme Manager Democracy and Sustainable Development

carolin.loeprich@kas.de +32 2 66931 71 +32 2 66931 62


Open Society European Policy Institute

EPP group in the European Parliament