The foreign affairs representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, said in Beirut major European concern over The economic crisis in Lebanon.
During a press conference, he pressed die Readiness of the European Union from Lebanon in to aid its economic crisis, recalling that it “allocated millions to help Lebanon” last year.
He said: “We will no longer be able to support Lebanon, but we must see reforms in it,” and he needed it die International Monetary Fund approved to grant loans to Lebanon.
He demanded “die Formation of the Lebanese government and immediate reforms. “Borrell said:” We cannot understand why Lebanon remains without a government or reforms for so long. “
He revealed that “die European Union is considering imposing sanctions on some Lebanese personalities “, in hoping “we won’t reach the sanctioning stage, however die Matter requires die Cooperation between Lebanon “.
He pressed die Confidence from the union that “Lebanon will respect the principle of not forcing refugees to leave the country”. He described die Crisis in Lebanon as “die Cause of mismanagement, no die Number of refugees “.
The country has been experiencing a fuel crisis for months, in the die Fuel prices have gradually risen and become in have tightened over the past few weeks and die Lebanese in long queues in front of the gas stations, die a rationing policy in the distribution of gasoline and diesel.
This coincides with the interruption of a variety of medications, die last week die Prompted pharmacies to go on a two-day strike. Also die Prices for bread and all imported groceries, die most of them rose.
The World Bank warned this month that die Lebanon’s economic and financial crisis among the ten worst and perhaps the three worst since the mid-19th
While die international community is demanding urgent reforms from the authorities to free the country from the cycle of collapse, Lebanon has been on since the port explosion die the resignation of the government followed, in political paralysis. Since his appointment in October, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has not been able to carry out his mission despite international pressure, particularly from France.
Instead of die There is still an exchange of allegations of obstruction, especially between Hariri and President Michel Aoun, to intensify efforts to establish a government capable of reform. And local reports speak of the possibility that Hariri will apologize for completing his mission.
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