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№081: Storm over Foreign Funding Continues in Egypt
№081: Storm over Foreign Funding Continues in Egypt

Author(s): Kinga Brudzińska
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Developing nations
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: democratization; Egypt; non-governmental organisations; democracy; Middle East; Middle East and North Africa; North Africa; society
Summary/Abstract: Similar to the situation before the Arab Awakening, state control of civil associations in Egypt remains intact. Correspondingly, foreign funding for NGOs is still a controversial, selective and sensitive topic. Despite the objections of civil society and the international community, a new draft law on NGOs presented in September 2013 will most likely maintain the idea of state oversight of civil society organisations. The European Union, and Poland itself, should constantly monitor the status of the new draft law and actively encourage the authorities to comply with international standards. Despite difficulties with delivering the aid, the EU should stick to its values while supporting Egypt’s transition and continue to provide aid to local NGOs.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English