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IT’S AMAZING what can happen in two weeks! Since my post on the “Year of (Arab) Revolutions” on February 13, the winds of change have hit Libya with a vengeance. Of all the countries in the region, Libya is the one whose fate will have the greatest short-term impact on Europe. The international community has reacted relatively quickly to the Libyan crisis; the United Nations agreement on sanctions will lead this week to the EU implementing a package of sanctions including a freeze on personal assets of a named list of individuals, an arms embargo and a travel ban – which will match the measures announced by President Obama last week.

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