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European mercenaries in Libya: the EU has no position

(BRUSSELS2) Questioned by Bruxelles2 on Wednesday during a press briefing on the presence of mercenaries, possibly Europeans (we spoke of Croats or Serbs, as well as Ukrainians), alongside Gaddafi's troops, the spokesperson of the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs clarified that there was “no no EU position on the issue of mercenaries but insisted that " in all cases, respect for international humanitarian law and human rights are absolutely necessary ". To another question on the same subject, she explained: It is up to the National Transitional Council (CNT) and other parts of the regime to ensure compliance with international humanitarian law. (…) It is a question of credibility for the CNT »

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).