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For Europe, a new era is dawning in Libya

(B2) With a little delay on the events, the High Representative of the EU, Cathy Ashton reacted to the latest events in Libya, by calling " Gaddafi to relinquish power without bloodshed " and asking the National Transitional Council (CNT) and the opposition forces to " to ensure the protection of civilians, to fully respect international humanitarian law and human rights, to act responsibly in the interest of maintaining peace and stability of the entire country ". But the interest of this communication is that the EU intends to turn the page and also discuss the future of Libya.

The open transition process, the EU alongside the new regime

« Libya is now entering a new era. I salute the courage of those who fought to make this possible. Now is the time to launch a process of transition to a new Libya, where democratic principles, justice and human rights are fully respected.. But the EU does not hide the fact that this task will not be easy for the new regime to which it offers its full support. " The months and years ahead will test the resolve and inventiveness of the Libyan people. I have no doubt that they will rise to this challenge and unite to ensure that Libya takes its full place in the international community as a prosperous, stable and democratic state. For its part, the EU will continue to offer support and remain a strong and committed partner for the Libyan people. »

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).