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Presentation of ISS Report nº 9

01 March 2011

With the fast-moving developments in the Arab world creating wholesale changes in the international arena, the EUISS released this multi-author report as a response to the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt and the ‘democratic wave’ that has struck the Arab world. Clearly, these democratic uprisings call for a radical shift in the way in which Euro-Mediterranean relations are formulated and conducted.

Amr Elshobaki, a prominent Egyptian scholar, delivered a presentation on the impact of the democratic wave in Egypt and his contribution to the report, alongside George Joffe, a North Africa expert from the University of Cambridge, who presented on the situation in Libya. Additional comments were provided by Der Spiegel’s Turkey correspondent, Daniel Steinvorth, who reported on the Egyptian revolution on-the-ground from Cairo.