“The EU as an (In)Significant Player in Libya”, Jesutimilehin O. Akamo, Aude Thomas (IAI, Italy) 

Factors that limit the EU’s effectiveness in promoting the Libyan peace process can be categorised into three streams: damage control approach, soft power approach and EU internal divisions. To a convincing extent, these factors explain why the EU cannot be considered a significant player in the Libyan peace process. However, there are alternative means through which the EU can enhance its Libya policy without switching to a hard power approach, which may impede the ongoing UN-led peace process and constitute violation of its norm.

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