A European peacekeeping mission won't solve the crisis in Libya, which requires a stable administration, according to European Union president Donald Tusk.

"There is no clear answer as yet on how the European Union will be helping Libya, unless a government of national unity is formed," Tusk said in remarks in Valletta, Malta, after meeting with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. The EU must build a united response to Mediterranean instability, Tusk said.

Libya has been divided between two administrations since July, when Libya Dawn, a coalition of Islamist militias, took control of Tripoli.

Tusk highlighted the need to balance extending aid to migrants in dangerous crossings to Europe from North Africa with maintaining security of member states. - Bloomberg News