Schams El Ghoneimi is a foreign policy advisor at the European Parliament in Brussels. He works for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who are members of the Foreign Affairs Committee. He has worked extensively on EU foreign policy, Middle East politics, Brexit and CETA.
Schams previously worked as Crisis Action’s Middle East political analyst in Cairo, Egypt during the Arab spring. He is an expert on the Syrian conflict and has co-founded Refugees Are Not Alone and Syrians Got Talent to help refugees and locals live together in Europe.
He has written a number of political pieces in Politico Europe, France’s Libération and Egypt’s Al Shorouk. He has lectured on the EU and the Middle East in several universities including Sciences Po Paris from which he graduated with an MA in Public Affairs in 2009.
CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, has everyone talking about Canada in Brussels, the EU capital, ahead of February 15's vote - and it's not always good. So, here is a tip for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his Thursday speech at the European Parliament.