Engaging on Egypt priorities
22 July, 2017
The EU and Egypt have been moving forward engaging on shared priorities under their Association Agreement. This is the conclusion that emerges from the joint report released on 17 July on the partnership between the EU and Egypt for the period from January 2015 to May 2017. The report comes ahead of the 7th EU-Egypt Association Council, scheduled for 25 July 2017 in Brussels.
The EU, together with EU Member States, has been actively supporting Egypt in a wide range of critical areas including socio-economic development, education, health, energy, transport, environment, climate action, information society, research and innovation. At the end of the reporting period, total ongoing EU financial assistance commitments to Egypt amounted to over €1.3bn in grants, with around 45% targeting economic and social development including employment creation; 45% devoted to renewable energy, water and sanitation/waste management and environment, and 10% dedicated to improving governance, human rights, justice and public administration.