Round 3, July 2017.                                                                                                     العربية

European Union


Amount of influence in the life of Syria

       Lowest rating: 1 of 5

       Highest rating: 5 of 5

       Average rating (10 assessments): 2.8 of 5

Commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria

      Core : 0%

      Champion: 30%

      Conditional: 50%

      Neutral: 20%

      Opposed: 0%


Importance of the European Union in the life of Syria

Round 3 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

   "The European Union promoted open borders without having a way to secure the borders. The United Kingdom may have Brexited because of the Syrian refugee problem. Germany will probably have a permanent Syrian population. The refugee crisis is fundamentally changing the demographics in member states, causing huge instability.” (239312)

    "They were prepared to fund Assad for reconstruction, but have pivoted since the US bombing of the airfield.” (236592)

    "They play an important humanitarian role, but they're not effective politically. As Syria stabilizes they will probably help in reconstruction.” (233121)

    "Refugee Situation.” (235781)

    "Our friends.” (230713)

    "They are the second largest funder. They take on refugees, and take a role in finding a solution.” (233911)

   "Very important economic role.” (233881)

   "Turkey is taking over the EU interest. A wave of nationalism is overtaking Europe which affects its potential influence in 10 years.” (238631)

Round 2 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

   “They are working on the humanitarian aid side along with the political. They have good contacts in Syria in the humanitarian direction. One of the most important things they are doing is taking the refugees.” (221641)

   “For funding only.” (220291)

   “Disagree that they are a major funder. Don’t trust what [I] hear about them.” (223911)

   “They are the major source for humanitarian assistance.” (228631) 

    “They provide money for humanitarian aid and have political weight in the international arena.” (223911)

   “The funds they provide, and the number of refugees they are hosting, or afraid of hosting.” (228631)

Round 1 statements (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):

   “They are a major funder.” (212631)