News

Egypt: Ashton urges all sides rapidly to return to democratic process

EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton is closely following developments in Egypt, urging all sides to “rapidly return to the democratic process, including the holding of free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections and the approval of a constitution, to be done in a fully inclusive manner, so as to permit the country to resume and complete its democratic transition.”

 
“I hope that the new administration will be fully inclusive and reiterate the importance of ensuring full respect for fundamental rights, freedoms, and the rule of law and will hold the authorities to account for this,” said Ashton in a statement issued last night.
 
The EU High Representative strongly condemned all violent acts, urging the security forces to do everything in their power to protect the lives and well-being of Egyptian citizens and calling on all sides to exercise maximum restraint.
 
“The European Union remains unequivocally committed to supporting the Egyptian people in their aspirations to democracy and inclusive governance," Ashton said.
(EU Neighbourhood Info)
 
Read more
 
Statement
 
EU's response to the “Arab Spring”: The State-of-Play after Two Years – Egypt (27-02-2013)
 
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage – Egypt
 
EU Delegation to Egypt – website
 

 


NEWS
Middle East: Ashton concerned by recent events in West Bank
A statement issued by the spokesperson of the EU foreign affairs chief...
Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Neighbourhood
Tenders grants and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: have you missed any...
Lebanon: EU contributes to rehabilitation of UNRWA Siblin Training Centre
The Head of the EU Delegation to Lebanon has attended the inauguration of...
FEATURES
Wineries, arts and crafts and agro-tourism on the biblical hills of Israel
As the numbers employed in traditional agriculture steadily decline, Israel's...
Three questions to the EU ambassador in Tunisia, Laura Baeza
Strengthening governance and civil society and supporting socio-economic...
Three Questions to the EU Ambassador in Egypt, James Moran
EU addressing institutional reforms and development, inclusive economic...
PUBLICATIONS
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre flash report
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre flash report, highlighting activities over the...
The European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) Infographic
An infographic on the new European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI), which came...
ENP Map
The EU Neigbourhood Policy (ENP) Map is produced by the EU External Action...
LINKS