2011: Panel 5: What Future Role for the EU in the MENA Region?

This panel was recorded by the Bulgarian National Television. The panel aimed to elicit the expectations of Arab activists and leaders for a new EU response and contribution. The discussion focused on ideas for new EU policies in support of transformation in the Middle East and North Africa. Particular emphasis was put on the role of countries from Central and Eastern Europe.

In the discussion participated: Nickolay Mladenov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria; Luis Amado, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal; Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden ; Hazem Al Ameen, Al Hayat newspaper in Lebanon and George Ishak, Activist and member of the leadership of Kefaya in Egypt. The moderator of the panel was Boyko Vassilev, Journalist at BNT in Bulgari.