Photo Gallery: Calling Tahrir Square Home
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Photo Gallery: Calling Tahrir Square Home

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The EU and the Arab World 'We Focused Too Much on the Rulers'

Some have accused the European Union of hesitancy in its response to mass demonstrations in Egypt and elsewhere. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke with Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn about the EU's failings, the difficulty of balancing stability with democracy and the occasional need to deal with despots.
Interview conducted by Hans-Jürgen Schlamp