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Governance, trade and cultural exchanges are the main priorities: new Swedish Ambassador to Egypt

Passionate about the history and culture of the Middle East since her childhood, a talented photographer who enjoys wandering in the old streets of Cairo, the new Ambassador of Sweden in Cairo, Charlotta Sparre, speaks about her mission in Egypt. It is a mission which is full of challenges, but also potentials for prosperous relations and cooperation between Sweden and Egypt. Read the interview.

Daily News Egypt

Egypt updates its economic plan to obtain IMF loan

The government is in the process of updating the economic plan it presented to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in an attempt to secure the $4.8 billion loan desperately sought by Egypt. “One part is to see, go back and revisit those measures that they had put on hold, which they need to reinstate” and …

Mohamed Salah

Fasten your seat belts please

The mood was tense last Thursday as anti-Islamist protesters continued their sit-in in Tahrir Square, demanding that President Mohammed Morsy annul the constitutional declaration he had issued a week before. Liberals and leftists had all come together to adopt a common stance: “No to absolute powers for the president.”They vowed to continue their sit-in until …

Shahira Amin

Bishop Basanti talks to Daily News Egypt. (DNE / Hasan Ibrahim)

Bishop Basanti: Building churches a priority

After the enthronement of Pope Tawadros II, Daily News Egypt speaks with Bishop Basanti of Helwan and Maasara on the priorities of the Coptic community. Anba Basanti repetitively affirms, in a soft tone, that building churches is what grips his mind and heart.

Liliana Mihaila