EU: Council of the European Union: Presumption of Innocence & Libya: Crisis Approach

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• PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE: Proposal for a Directive on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings - Revised text following the meeting of the Friends of the Presidency on 27 October (pdf): The Council developing its negotiating position: "Delegations will find attached a revised version of the draft Directive, taking account of the comments made during the meeting of the Friends of the Presidency and of the Working Party on Substantive Criminal Law on Monday 27 October 2015."

• LIBYA: Libya, a Political Framework for a Crisis Approach (LIMITE doc no: 13829-14, pdf): From the European External Action Service: "three possible scenarios for the near future; a stalemate, with no clear winner; an escalation of violence, in which one side might overcome the other following a full-scale civil war; or a cessation of hostilities and the resumption of the political process. What these scenarios demonstrate is that the possibility for the EU to define its strategy and programme its activities depends highly on the outcome. The first 2 scenarios are clearly not conducive to any major EU footprint and/or support programme. Only a ceasefire agreement could eventually allow for a resumption of EU support." [emphasis in original]

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