French army minister Lecornu cites Libya to justify military budget increase
The security repercussions of the conflict in Libya are one of the factors being cited in the debate over France's military funding for the 2024-2030 period.
Tripoli is quietly lobbying the UN to allow delivery of armoured vehicles from the Emirates, despite an arms embargo on Libya. The plea comes after a ship carrying Emirati armoured vehicles to eastern Libya was seized in October, the latest in a series of violations of the international embargo.
A French court has ruled that the National Oil Corp (NOC) is an extension of the Libyan state, opening the way for the country's creditors to seize state assets. But Tripoli is planning a counterattack based on arbitration fraud claims.