Friday, 25 February 2011
The EU finally agrees sanctions
The public pressure on the EU to take some kind of action with regard to the slaughter of peaceful demonstrators in Libya seems to have resulted in this:
Berlin/Brussels - European Union nations agreed Friday to impose an arms embargo on Libya and slap a visa ban and asset freeze on members of the regime, the German Foreign Office said.
The embargo is to cover both military hardware and goods which could be used to crack down on pro-democracy demonstrators. The decision is to be formalized next week, officials in Berlin said.
Well, this is at least something. However, it is clear that the sanctions are in reality very soft. Much tougher measures would have been needed!
(image by EU audiovisual service)