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EU must get involved in a ceasefire in Libya, says Parliament

(BRUSSELS2) The Gualtieri report, adopted by Parliament on Wednesday 11 May, also points to European divisions over Libya. The parliament " regrets that the Member States of the Union are reluctant to define a common position on the crisis in Libya ". He warns that a “disproportionate use of force which goes beyond the mandate of Security Council Resolution 1973. But above all, he invites the High Representative " to take concrete measures to guarantee as soon as possible the establishment of a ceasefire, to stop the bloodshed and the suffering of the Libyan population ", at " play a leading and direct role in promoting political initiatives in this direction ».

The objective: regime change

The European Parliament is not kidding itself; the goal is regime change. He is " essential to work closely with the National Transitional Council, the African Union and the Arab League in order to channel the ongoing military conflict towards political and diplomatic solutions, including the objective of ensuring the end of Gaddafi regime » underlines the European Parliament, which also calls for the establishment of “ a common response to recent events in Libya (...) essential for the development of a new credible approach for the southern dimension of our neighborhood policy ».

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).