Egypt's emboldened interim-government has embarked on a dramatic new path, which includes a restoration of Egyptian-Syrian relations. The growing Egyptian-Syrian partnership has potential to significantly alter the Middle East's balance of power when the conflicts in both countries finally resolve.
Egypt's Christians (as well as many Muslims) are ready to move on and feel far from powerless. They will rebuild, not only the structures but also those referred to by Pope Tawadros as the ones who, "have lost their humanity."
The EU should reject to be on the same moral level with these regional police states in its approach to the democratic aspirations of the Egyptian people. Such a move would not be only the right thing to do morally, it would also better serve the EU's intermediate and long term strategic interests.