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Global Europe 27-02-2019

Egypt hits back at Turkey over EU-Arab summit criticism

Egypt hit back Wednesday (27 February) at Turkish criticism of EU leaders for meeting their Arab counterparts in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh just days after Cairo executed nine people. The foreign ministry accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

British spymaster pleads for EU intelligence cooperation

Britain and the European Union must build a close security partnership after Brexit to foil Islamic State militant attacks and counter Russia's malign attempts to subvert Western democracies, the head of Britain's domestic spy agency said.
Africa 13-12-2017

Africa, Europe hope to rally support for Sahel anti-terror force

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Germany's Angela Merkel and five African presidents today (13 December), hoping to bolster the fledging G5 Sahel force fighting jihadists in an area the size of Europe.
Freedom of thought 01-12-2017

Wahhabism has a huge outreach in Belgium

The recent debate over the Salafist cleric in Belgium shows that non-violent extremism cannot be ignored, writes Eli Hadzhieva
Politics 17-08-2017

Hague Court holds Islamist liable for €2.7 million damages after Timbuktu destruction

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled on Thursday (17 August) that a former Islamist rebel who was jailed for wrecking holy sites in Timbuktu was liable for €2.7 million in damages.
Global Europe 14-08-2017

Suspected jihadists kill 17 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the communications minister said, as security forces sought to free people still trapped inside today (14 August).
Global Europe 08-06-2017

Rethinking current approaches to terrorism in Europe

Europe should stop treating Islamist terrorism as some deep-rooted, imported and irreversible trend and begin addressing it as a domestic societal phenomenon, argues Solon Ardittis.
Politics 23-03-2017

World leaders stand with Britain after London attack

World leaders unanimously condemned the attack in the heart of London by a man who was shot dead by armed police, with many saying they stand with Britain.
Enlargement 04-01-2017

Turkish deputy PM: Emergency rule extended to purge Gülenists

Turkey's parliament voted overnight to extend emergency rule by three months in a move which the government said was needed to sustain a purge of supporters of the US-based Muslim cleric accused of directing July's coup, state media said on Wednesday (4 January).
Med & South 14-11-2015

Islamists kill more than 120 in multiple Paris attacks

Gunmen killed more than 120 people in a wave of attacks across Paris on Friday (13 November), shouting "Allahu Akbar" as they massacred scores of diners and concert-goers and launched suicide attacks outside the national stadium.

Germany’s anti-Islam protests conceal larger political dilemma

While Pegida followers in Germany claim to be protesting against the supposed threat of “Islamisation”, a recent survey shows this issue hardly plays a role for many participants. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Enlargement 22-01-2014

Brussels unimpressed with Turkey’s internal struggles, sticks to principles

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an explained to the European Union’s top officials yesterday (21 January) why he hastily tried to push through sweeping changes in the Turkish judicial system, something which raised alarms in Brussels. But he seemed unable to convince EU officials, who seemed more concerned about the bill's compliance with EU principles than the motives behind them. 

Commission warns Turkey against purges of graft investigators

The Turkish government has purged hundreds of police, among them senior commanders, since a graft scandal erupted on 17 December. The European Commission issued today (8 January) a warning that recent developments in the largest candidate country are a ‘matter of concern’ for the EU executive.
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Global Europe 22-08-2013

EU suspends arms sales, maintains aid programmes in Egypt

EU foreign affairs ministers agreed on Wednesday to suspend export licences for any equipment that could be used for 'internal repression' in Egypt, but fell short of a full arms embargo. The move comes after a crackdown by Egyptian security forces on supporters of deposed President Morsi, which resulted in over 900 deaths last week in Cairo.
Global Europe 22-08-2013

Foreign ministers vow to promote ‘dialogue’ in Egypt

The European Union stopped short of agreeing immediate cuts in financial or military assistance to Cairo yesterday (21 August), as the bloc's foreign ministers held emergency talks to find ways to help bring an end to violence in Egypt.
Global Europe 18-06-2012

Islamists claim victory in Egypt election

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared today (18 June) that its candidate Mohamed Morsy won the country's first free presidential race, beating Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister and ending six decades of rule by presidents plucked from the military.
Global Europe 06-12-2011

Egypt serves as a case study of an inherent contradiction in Western ideology

What if there are democratic elections and the people choose a regime that violates the principles of Western human rights? What happens if, after tremendous Western effort to force democratic elections, the electorate chooses to reject Western values and pursue a very different direction? George Friedman, leading expert at Stratfor, the US intelligence consulting firm, offers a view on recent development in Egypt.

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