Following the adoption of its ambitious External Investment Plan (EIP), the European Union (EU) organised a one-day outreach event in Cairo on Wednesday 8 November as part of its implementation to boost investments and support more inclusive and sustainable development in Africa and the European Neighbourhood.
The EU and Egypt made a step forward towards strengthening their research and innovation cooperation. The two sides signed an agreement for scientific and technological cooperation setting out the terms and conditions for Egypt's participation in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA).
On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the European Union commends the work of journalists in uncovering abuses of power, shining a light on corruption and human right violations, and questioning received opinion, often putting themselves at risk of intimidation, violence and death. An independent and free media is the basis of a participatory and pluralist democracy, and a tool to make governments accountable for their actions.
Following the adoption of Partnership Priorities with Egypt in July 2017, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn is in Egypt discussing how these priorities will be implemented, with a particular focus on the EU's many activities supporting Egypt's economic stabilisation.