EU offers support for Libyan transition

July 13, 2011 21:23

BRUSSELS - The European Union executive offered Libyan rebels help with democratic reforms on Wednesday once their war with Muammar Gaddafi's government was over and said their Benghazi-based council was gaining credibility.

Speaking after meeting a rebel representative, Mahmoud Jebril, in Brussels, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said the EU was ready to assist with organizing elections and setting up state institutions in Libya.

"I think this visit is a sign of the growing authority and credibility of the Transitional National Council (TNC) on the international scene," Barroso told reporters.

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