About: Egypt

Energy 16-06-2022

EU signs gas deal with Egypt, Israel to end ‘dependency’ on Russia

Israel and Egypt plan to boost gas exports to Europe under an agreement signed during a Cairo visit Wednesday (15 June) by the European Commission president as the bloc seeks to wean itself off Russian gas.
Global Europe 01-06-2022

Egypt calls for EU dam support as relations intensify

The Egyptian president has called for EU support for his country’s position on the ‘existential’ Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as the two sides look to step up political and economic relations against the backdrop of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Global Europe 28-03-2022

Rare Israeli-Arab summit convenes, Blinken seeks to reassure allies on Iran

Israeli and Arab partners convened for a rare summit in Israel on Sunday (27 March) attended by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who sought to reassure the US allies over Washington's diplomacy with Iran.
Global Europe 20-03-2022

Can we fight terrorism alongside a dictator?

One major lesson is emerging from the war in Ukraine: any complacency vis-à-vis authoritarian regimes is a risky game. Dictators and autocrats only understand the balance of power they end up establishing writes Mounir Satouri.

Global Europe 21-02-2022

Ethiopia turns on the turbines at giant Nile hydropower plant

Ethiopia began producing electricity on Sunday (20 February) from its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a multi-billion-dollar hydropower plant on the River Nile that neighbours Sudan and Egypt have worried will cause water shortages downstream. After flicking a digital switch...
Global Europe 25-01-2022

EU-Egypt counter-terror forum bid ‘affront’ to rights: watchdog

An international rights watchdog Tuesday urged the European Union not to launch a proposed joint bid with Egypt to lead a global counter-terrorism body, deploring the North African nation's treatment of critics.
Global Europe 21-05-2021

Israel-Hamas truce takes hold after 11 days of fighting

An Egyptian-mediated truce between Israel and Hamas took hold on Friday (21 May) after the worst violence in years, with US President Joe Biden pledging to salvage the devastated Gaza Strip and the United Nations urging renewed Israeli-Palestinian dialogue.
Global Europe 18-05-2021

No respite in Gaza from Israeli strikes, as UN, EU hold talks

The UN Security Council was due to hold an emergency meeting Tuesday (18 May) amid a flurry of urgent diplomacy aimed at stemming hostilities between Israel and armed Palestinian groups that have left over 200 dead.
Global Europe 13-04-2021

Greece calls for foreign forces to quit Libya

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias called Monday (12 April) for the pullout of foreign forces from Libya, during a visit to the eastern city of Benghazi.
Global Europe 08-04-2021

Ethiopia says will fill Nile mega-dam despite impasse, Egypt issues warning

Ethiopia said Wednesday (7 April) it would not be deterred from impounding water at its Nile mega-dam, sparking new warnings from downstream countries Sudan and Egypt, which are worried about their water supply.
Politics 01-04-2021

The EverGiven effect and the ‘controlled vote’ in Bulgaria 

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the EverGiven cargo ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for nearly one week, the impact this had on transport and the economy before it was freed on Monday.
Global Europe 15-03-2021

Egypt says Turkish ‘words not enough’ to restore full ties

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry acknowledged Sunday (14 March) that diplomatic contact had been established with Turkey but warned full ties would depend on "a real change in Turkish policy", state media reported.
Global Europe 08-03-2021

Sisi says Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopia Nile dam ‘fait accompli’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Saturday (6 March) against Ethiopia continuing to fill its Nile dam, on his first visit to Sudan since the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir nearly two years ago.
Energy 04-03-2021

Athens and Cairo mull changing the route of EastMed pipeline

Greece and Egypt are discussing the possibility of changing the route of East-Med gas pipeline in order to tackle the technical difficulties of the project as well as respond to the question of its economic viability.
Global Europe 08-02-2021

Sudan warns further filling of Ethiopian Nile dam threatens national security

Sudan warned Ethiopia Saturday (6 February) against going ahead with the second phase of filling its mega dam on the Blue Nile, saying it would pose a "direct threat to Sudanese national security".
Global Europe 24-12-2020

Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa’s Maghreb

Turkey is boosting its influence across North Africa, analysts say, intervening militarily in war-torn Libya and using "soft power", trade and investment in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Global Europe 21-12-2020

EU hopes for Eastern Mediterranean conference fritter away

The EU push for a multilateral conference on the Eastern Mediterranean to ease tensions in the region has reached deadlock, diplomatic sourced told EURACTIV.com.
Global Europe 08-12-2020

The EU and Turkey: Three scenarios

The volatile situation around Erdoğan’s Turkey poses a dilemma for EU decision makers. Three scenarios can be envisaged for how the EU handles tensions with Ankara, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
Global Europe 08-12-2020

Macron says France will sell arms to Egypt irrespective of rights

French President Emmanuel Macron said he would not condition the sale of weapons to Egypt on human rights because he did not want to weaken Cairo’s ability to counter terrorism in the region.
Global Europe 07-12-2020

EU countries feel ‘numb’ about Turkey ahead of critical EU summit

EU member states cannot find a common ground to respond to an escalating situation with Turkey ahead of a crucial summit later this week, EURACTIV has learnt.
Global Europe 02-11-2020

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia restart Nile mega-dam talks

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia kicked off Sunday (1 November) the latest round of talks over Addis Ababa's controversial dam on the Blue Nile, waters critical to the two downstream nations.
Global Europe 12-08-2020

Greece, US foreign ministers to meet over East Med tensions

The foreign ministers of Greece and the United States will meet in Vienna on Friday (14 August) to discuss tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Greek foreign ministry said, amid a dispute between Athens and Ankara over hydrocarbon resources.
Global Europe 11-08-2020

Greece seeks emergency EU meeting on Turkey

Greece wants the EU to hold an emergency foreign ministers’ meeting, the prime minister’s office said Tuesday (11 August) amid a burgeoning row with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean. Tensions were stoked Monday when Ankara sent the research ship Oruç...
Global Europe 10-08-2020

Turkey navy ops in eastern Med ‘extremely worrying’: EU

Turkey's resumed search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean is "extremely worrying", the EU said Sunday (9 August) after Greece and Egypt set up an exclusive economic zone in the region.