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Egypt: the original motivations and the current situation

We saw the Egyptian people rise up, but exactly why the Egyptians were there and what triggered these revolts needs to be considered. Ewre they following the Tunisian example? Was it due to Islamic factors? Or was it because of social, economic, and political demands? We will take a look at the reasons for the outbreak of the revolts and the current situation in Egypt.

EU democratization policy: less is more

The EU’s democratization policies in the southern Mediterranean and particularly in Egypt during the dictatorship have been severely criticized. However, this article aims to show that the political change achieved by the people of Egypt has many more possibilities to evolve into a democracy than it would have if the EU had been actively pursuing full democratic reforms.