CAIRO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Marco Franco, the European Union Ambassador in Cairo, announced talks are under way between Egypt and the EU to avoid further human-rights violations.
In the Wednesday news conference, Franco declined to evaluate the performance of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces as the interim ruling body, saying, "I will not judge the future, but we cannot expect a quick transition to democracy after decades of authoritarian rule. For the road to democracy is full of obstacles."
Since the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak, innumerable human-rights violations have been committed against Egypt's revolutionaries.
"Certain things happening indicate that we are still under Mubarak's regime," he said. "Yet democracy is developing, which is important for us."
Al-Masry al-Youm reports the EU is already communicating with members of elected groups in Egypt, including the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party and the Salafi Nour Party.