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EU countries divided over position on Egypt


Foreign Ministers of the European Union began discussing here this afternoon the situation in Egypt but there are differences among the 27-members of the European bloc on how to respond to the crisis, EU sources told journalists.

The UK and France are in favour of giving Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak more time to deal with the situation, but other EU countries like Germany, Spain and Sweden want an “orderly transition” to fair and free elections, said the sources speaking on condition of anonymity.

The EU foreign ministers are expected to issues a conclusion later today calling for the establishment of a “broad based government” to lead Egypt to the elections, said the sources.

Meanwhile, the EU ministers have agreed to impose an assets freeze on ex-Tunisian President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, said the sources

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KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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