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Regional powers renew ties: Erdoğan's visit to Cairo

Photo: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - Flickr Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in Cairo on 14 February. The visit marks a new era of cooperation between the two countries, which had been tense for years following the ousting of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, an ally [...]

Come too! Q&A with Eduard Cousin on the political situation and elections in Egypt

On Tuesday 5 December, at 14:00, writer and journalist Eduard Cousin will be our guest at the FMS to answer questions about the political situation in Egypt! Presidential elections are coming up in the country (10-12 December), in addition the country is also in the spotlight because of the war between Israel and Hamas. Eduard [...]

Egypt suffers from skyrocketing inflation

A 1 Egyptian pound note. The social contract between Egyptian President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi and Egyptians is in question. Egypt has a long history of trading political freedoms for socio-economic gains. With the Egyptian economy in a deep slump, the question is whether Egyptians continue to believe in [...]

Climate summit COP27 in Egypt: dubious endorsement of al-Sisi's democratic facade

Al-Sisi in 2015 at COP21 in Paris (source: Flickr) Next Sunday, politicians, policymakers, activists and journalists from around the world will travel to the Egyptian coastal town of Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27. This year, for the first time since 2016, the international climate summit will take place in a (North) African city. The location is hopeful that climate priorities for the [...]

Migration: viewpoint FMS

Migration is of all times and cannot be stopped. At best, it can be managed. The EU sees unregulated migration flows as one of the biggest challenges in its existence. We have set out a number of principles that a fair migration policy must meet.

Presidential elections put further pressure on human rights Egypt

"Combating terrorism is a human right, a new right that I am adding to human rights in Egypt." With these words, President Sisi of Egypt defends his repressive policies. In the run-up to the presidential elections, the situation is deteriorating by the day. Political activists are threatened, tried and imprisoned. Many of them face years in prison or even the death penalty. Sisi is pursuing this offensive policy to, he says, arm the country against terrorism. The price paid for this is high, too high. Freedom of expression, association and information are curtailed time and again, and any opposition is crushed.