Egypt’s role as a strategic partner for the EU has recently been on the up, with the focus on migration and energy cooperation, the latter following the significant new offshore gas discoveries there.
However, over seven years on from the January 2011 revolution, the country continues to grapple with major challenges in security and development; population and poverty growth rates are at high and probably unsustainable levels, an insurgency rages in Northern Sinai, and Egypt is buffeted by conflicts and instability in the wider region. The Sisi administration has also been criticized in The EU and elsewhere for its restrictive policies on civil society and human rights, which show few signs of softening as the President’s second term in office gets underway.
Mohammed Anwar Sadat, one of Egypt’s most prominent civilian Politicians, President of the Reform and Development party and nephew of the late President Sadat, will give a briefing on the current situation in the country and prospects for the future.
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.
Registration and lunch from 12.30 – Meeting from 13.15 to 14.30 – CEPS – Working Party Room – 3rd floor