Britain, France and other willing EU nations should immediately declare a no-fly zone in Libya and enforce it with the support of Egyptian arms.
By Edward McMillan-Scott MEP
The only part of the EU which meets in public is the European parliament. The heads of its other two key bodies - the Council, representing the 27 member states and the Commission, the bureaucracy with attitude which runs the show - answered a special session in Brussels on Tuesday as the crisis in North Africa deepened and the new French foreign minister Alain Juppe described the EU as 'impotent'.
Britain, France and other willing EU nations should immediately declare a no-fly zone in Libya and enforce it with the support of Egyptian arms. William Hague, Juppe's British counterpart, told MPs earlier this week that any military intervention in the country would need a "clear, legal base and widespread international support" as a motion for a no-fly zone was tabled with France and Lebanon before the UN securityRead More »from It’s time to act on Libya