There is little energy left as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, unemployment rises and the capital city reels from a huge explosion in August that left thousands homeless.
The country's deeply divided political class has so far failed to reach any consensus on a suitable candidate to be prime minister, a position always held by a Sunni Muslim.
The effects of an August 4 blast were felt all over the Lebanese capital but some of the worst damage was in the Gemayzeh and Mar Mikhael neighbourhoods a short distance from the port.
The EU move came as France President Macron said that France will organise a conference in the next few days to raise money for food, medicine, housing and other urgent aid.
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