Libya lies in the Maghreb region of northern Africa and borders the Mediterranean Sea. Since 2011 the Country has experienced political instability.
Muammar Gaddafi was one of the conspirators who overthrew the country's king in a military coup in 1969. He in turn was overthrown during the Libyan Civil War of 2011, in which the rebels were supported by NATO. Libya has a population of six million; it's largest city and capital is Tripoli. This is a compilation of DW content on Libya.
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The EU has significantly stepped up its engagement with Libya in an attempt to curb the flow of migrants including a financial commitment of 200 million euros. But human-rights groups are concerned that the EU's biggest motivation is keeping potential migrants from leaving Libya, even though European officials admit conditions there are unbearable. Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.
The chairman of the Social Democrats (SPD) has said a comprehensive approach to the migrant crisis had to involve the return of refugees to North Africa. His words echoed sentiments made by Germany's interior minister.