European Union office opens in Benghazi.
Times sure have changed in Libya. So much so that the EU’s Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, has opened an office in the rebel-held capital of Libya. The Transitional National Council (TNC) has almost gained the reputation of being the new government of Libya. The EU wants to enter into fruitful dialogue with the TNC.
The clash of rebels and Colonel Muammar Qaddafi’s forces has created chaos in the country. NATO war planes have bombed Qaddafi’s compound as western sympathies for the pro-democratic elements in Libya have surfaced. The leader of the TNC thanked the EU for supporting their cause.
If events unfurl at the present rate Qaddafi’s days in his own land are numbered.