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05 May 2011 description

From bureaucratic ritual to constructive engagement: what Europe should do to help Egypt

The Arab spring has exposed Europe’s old ‘neighbourhood policy’ towards North Africa as very largely a self-serving sham. European leaders have realised that the fledgling Arab democracies deserve help – specifically money, market access and easier travel. But the proposals so far on the table don’t measure up. Egypt, the Arab world’s centre of gravity with a population of 80 million, is key to the region’s future, and it is in Europe’s interests to help.