February 2019 The EU-Arab Summit: A Chance to Reset Relations With the Arab World?
James Moran Associate Senior Research Fellow CEPS - Center for European Policy Studies


Leaders of the 50 countries that comprise the EU and the Arab League, together with the
European Institutions, are set to meet in Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh on 24-25th February in
an unprecedented summit encounter. The summit is a first and breaks new ground. The
problem is that if it ends up consisting of little more than a high level talk shop, it may also
be the last. With the stakes as they are, neither Europe nor the Arab world can afford a




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