Ce n'est pas sans bomber un peu le torse que je vous annonce la publication de mon premier article pour la Carnegie. Il traite de la réponse de l'Union Européenne aux révoltes en Egypte. Je vous donne un premier aperçu ci-dessous, la suite vous attend sur le site de la Carnegie Europe. N'hésitez pas à me faire part de vos commentaires.
The European Union’s (EU) response to the dramatic events in Egypt has been rather weak and belated, showing that in a fast-moving environment the Union has difficulty reacting in the way required of a serious global player. Despite a flurry of high-level meetings in Brussels, the EU has thus far taken only light-weight positions and actions.
The limits of Brussels’ foreign policy have been particularly salient. Because of its incapacity to influence events in Egypt, it swiftly shifted the focus of the debate to the EU-Egypt partnership, a more institutionally-oriented and slow-developing approach.
With the review of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) now out, the Union needs to develop a clear idea of how it can deliver and how it can build ownership on the Egyptian side. Given that Cairo has never demonstrated a strong interest in partnership with Brussels, relations with Egypt will be a valuable test case of how the EU can revamp its strategy with its neighbors.
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