EU must step up Mideast engagement: Portugal - Yahoo! News

EU must step up Mideast engagement: Portugal - Yahoo! News
This comes as the EU is involved in a protracted battle between member states over whether to suspend the EU-Israel upgrade process. Portugal sides with the states that want, very rightly, to impose conditionalities on Israel for the Gaza war and its continuing blockade. Against are most of the East Europeans, Italy, UK, Denmark ans Germany. Bloody useless EU and its even more useless foreign commissioner...

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.