G20: ‘EU urges Putin to negotiate’

“The EU continues to seek a political solution for Syria,” notes Tagesspiegel.

Just before the September 5 opening of the two-day G20 summit in St Petersburg, which is officially to discuss the financial crisis but where Syria has now taken centre stage, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy gave a lecture at the city’s European University in which he called on Russia to join in the drive to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian issue.

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