The EU must co-operate with the UN Special Envoy to support Libya in securing a ceasefire between the warring parties and putting the country on the path to peace. The international community must focus on helping Libya build state institutions and that requires support to build up national security forces. Without security, the prospects for a true democratic transition will be further jeopardised and the suffering of the people will increase.

EU security interests are at stake as well. The EU should actively promote a partnership with regional players, namely Egypt and Tunisia, to help bring governance and help rid Libya of violence, terrorism and crime, and deliver on the expectations of the February Revolution.

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