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Med & South 11-04-2011

Turkey tests ‘soft power’ in Arab world

In the context of the Libyan civil war and unfolding revolutions across the Arab region, Turkey is stepping up efforts to make its mark as a role model and diplomatic broker. EURACTIV Turkey contributed to this article.
Global Europe 17-03-2011

Bahrain crisis fuels sectarian tensions

A Bahraini police crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, two days after Saudi Arabia sent in 1,000 troops to bolster its longtime Gulf Arab ally, is expected to heighten Sunni-Shi'ite tensions in Bahrain and beyond.
Global Europe 08-03-2011

Anti-communist leader: Arab revolutions have no clear goal

The main difference between revolutions in Eastern Europe in 1989 and the current wave of 'Jasmine Revolutions' is that it is difficult to say which way the unrest in the Arab world is heading and harder to say what each of them is rejecting, Philip Dimitrov, a Bulgarian anti-communist leader, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 04-03-2011

Arab Spring reveals EU weakness

In the wake of this spring's popular uprisings across the Arab world the EU must now think in terms of billions, not millions, in aid for reforming countries, writes European Parliament Vice-President Edward McMillan-Scott in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV, calling on the bloc to seek comprehensive engagement in their democratic and transition processes.
Brexit 03-03-2011

EU hoists its sails as Arab winds of change grow stronger

Ahead of a special EU summit on Libya and the South Mediterranean next week, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso described the unfolding events as "a rendez-vous with history". Hours later, UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg spoke of "the biggest geopolitical event of the last decade".
Med & South 28-02-2011

The Middle East Awakening

Europe should provide long-term assistance for the democratic and economic development of the southern Mediterranean's post-dictatorship governments, argues German Green politician Joschka Fischer, a former foreign minister and vice-chancellor.
Public Affairs 22-02-2011

Russian official blames Google for stirring revolutions

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's deputy blamed Google, the company behind the world's number one Internet search engine, for stirring up trouble in the revolution that ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.
Global Europe 18-02-2011

Tunisian minister ridicules EU aid effort

A European Union pledge to help Tunisia's transition with 258 million euros is "ridiculous" and shows that Brussels is not up to the task of dealing with the crisis in North Africa, a Tunisian minister said yesterday (17 February).
Global Europe 17-02-2011

Parliament debates Arab ‘democratic tsunami’

Inspired by revolts that have toppled Arab rulers in Tunisia and Egypt, protesters in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen have taken to the streets to demand the resignations of their own heads of state. The European Parliament yesterday (16 February) debated the unfolding events.
Global Europe 04-02-2011

Egypt crisis looms large over EU summit’s agenda

The unfolding Egypt crisis has eclipsed the agenda of today's (4 February) EU summit, which was expected to focus on energy and innovation. But it has also revealed the limitations of the European Union's High Representative for foreign policy, Catherine Ashton, who has had to take a back seat as the 'Jasmine' revolutionary wave rolls on.
Med & South 03-02-2011

Ambassador: Morocco is EU’s locomotive for Maghreb

Morocco, a stable country in difficult surroundings, is ready to play the role of a "locomotive" for the entire region provided that the EU also assume its responsibilities, Ambassador Menouar Alem, who heads the Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the European Union, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Med & South 03-02-2011

Morocco warns of ‘bigger risks’ in Maghreb

Morocco's message to the EU in the context of unfolding revolutions in the region is a wider risk that a zone of unlawfulness stretching from the south of Algeria to the north of Mauritania to Mali and to Niger - a haven for AlQaeda - could expand, the Moroccan envoy to Brussels told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 31-01-2011

Tunisian democracy deserves full support from the EU

Recent events in Tunisia will have a profound impact on democracy and political freedom in the Arab world, while the EU – which had turned a blind eye to authoritarian rule and corruption in the country – must support the 'Jasmine Revolution', writes Eberhard Rhein in a January blog post.
Global Europe 31-01-2011

Egypt revolution hijacks EU ministers’ agenda

EU foreign ministers are meeting today (31 January) in Brussels against a backdrop of unfolding revolution in Egypt, revolts across North Africa, tensions in Sahel, Sudan and Côte d'Ivoire, and a human rights stand-off with Belarus.
Global Europe 27-01-2011

EU calls for restraint as Egypt revolt unfolds

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called today (27 January) on the Egyptian authorities to exercise restraint after street violence escalated. Prominent Egyptian reform campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei said he was ready to assume power in Egypt if the people called for him to do so.
Global Europe 26-01-2011

‘Jasmine revolution’ rocks Egypt

Unprecedented protests demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule took place in Egypt's capital Cairo yesterday (25 January). Demonstrators said they were inspired by the recent uprising in Tunisia.
Med & South 24-01-2011

‘Jasmine’ revolt wave reaches Albania

A wave of protests apparently inspired by Tunisia's 'Jasmine' revolution, which has already spread to Algeria and Yemen, has now hit EU hopeful and NATO member Albania. The country's prime minister, Sali Berisha, on 22 January slammed the opposition for what he called a "Tunisia-style" revolt.
Med & South 24-01-2011

Algeria protests emulate Tunisia revolution

A group of Algerian opposition supporters trying to hold a banned protest clashed with police in the country's capital on Saturday (22 January) with several people injured, protest organisers and official media said.
Med & South 17-01-2011

Tunisia seeks stability after ‘jasmine revolution’

Tunisia's prime minister promised to announce a new coalition government today (17 January), hoping to maintain the momentum of political progress following the 'jasmine revolution' that took place on Friday and the ousting of the country's authoritarian ruler.