U.N. envoy for Libya proposes naval blockade to prevent arms and oil smuggling

The UN Special Envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, has called for a European Union naval blockade of Libya to stop weapons reaching militants in the country and prevent illegal oil exports. He also added that this is the only thing that can be done concretely at this time. (Corriere della Sera)

Such an operation, if undertaken, would be a first for the EU but it is not clear if all members would agree. Some, such as the UK and the Netherlands, might prefer a NATO operation or even baulk at the idea. (Libya Herald)