Articles on Egypt

Freeze, confiscate, restore? Swiss ideas for future EU sanctions (Commentary)

Clara Portela - 24 April 2019

Sanctions for ‘misappropriation’ have proved their worth in forging ties with new leaders in Tunisia, Egypt, and Ukraine. But it is time to strengthen them

More for less? Europe’s new wave of ‘migration deals’ (Commentary)

Chloe Teevan - 08 October 2018

North African governments may feel they have the EU over a barrel on migration flows. But Europe must set tough conditions on any new aid it gives to them

Egypt’s judicial theatre of injustice (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 21 September 2018

As European governments look to Egypt as a partner, the country's human rights record continues to suffer with an escalating use of executions

The end is Nile: International cooperation on Egypt’s water crisis (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 25 July 2018

Ethiopia is building Africa's largest dam, crucial to its energy security and economic growth. It is also causing issues with neighbours on the Nile, particularly Egypt, which could suffer from absolute water scarcity once the project is complete. 

Europe and the Egyptian election: Do not congratulate (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 27 March 2018

Sisi is eager for international endorsement. European leaders should withhold it.

Egypt's counterterrorism strategy: The missing element (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 01 December 2017

Egypt’s government is not currently a constructive partner for the West in fighting violent extremism

Does the road to stability in Libya pass through Cairo? (Commentary)

Adel Abdel Ghafar & Mattia Toaldo - 05 June 2017

Ultimately, the road to stability in Libya does pass through Cairo, but most importantly through Tripoli and Misrata.

Open letter to Chancellor Merkel (Commentary)

European Working Group on Egypt - 01 March 2017

Uncritical engagement with Egypt will not promote European interests, says EWGE ahead of Chancellor Merkel's visit to Cairo.

Open letter from the European Working Group on Egypt (Commentary)

European Working Group on Egypt - 15 April 2016

Open letter to British PM David Cameron from the European Working Group on Egypt (Commentary)

European Working Group on Egypt - 04 November 2015

Cameron should make clear that an end to the policy of political repression is essential to restore the rule of law in Egypt