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EU supports new government for Egypt

Updated fredag 4 februari 2011 kl 16.46
Published fredag 4 februari 2011 kl 10.07
Cairo demonstrators (Photo: Francois Mori/Scanpix)

At the EU top meeting in Brussels, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and his EU colleagues have declared that the process for a new Egyptian government with broad popular support must begin now.

The declaration also demands that Egyptians be given protection so that they can demonstrate peacefully. It condemns all attempts to block the free flow of information through violent attacks on journalists as unacceptable.

The EU leaders also renewed their pledge to give full support to Egypt to create a democratic government, ensure pluralism, improve economic conditions for the Egyptian people and safeguard regional stability.

Speaking to the Swedish news agency TT,  Reinfeldt said that the violence against journalists in Egypt is unacceptable and that the detained journalists must be released immediately.

He added that he hopes the seriously wounded Swedish television journalist in Cairo recovers as soon as possible. 

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