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It appears that the EU isn't counting on a quick resolution to the Syrian conflict. With the debate on arming the rebels is heading nowhere, an economic approach is preferred instead.
These foreign actions don't cost very much. It seems that European Union, preoccupied with it's own financial crisis, doesn't use a powerful lever to influence global events.
We are speaking in Berlin, the capital of Europe's most powerful state. But Germany's recent economic statistics have been pretty dismal. At the same time Russia is getting stronger. What is its strategy towards the weakening West? Is it trying to take ground left by the West?
Ministers are satisfied with the cooperation over Libya and believe Europe is now safer. However Nato is worried about the threat reappearing from the East if the withdrawal from Afghanistan leaves conflict in its wake.
Pavel Mikhailovich Khodorkovsky, welcome to euronews. Russia's soon to be ex-President Dmitri Medvedev has ordered a legal review of the Yukos case. What do think about that?
What this summit shows is that European integration is still ongoing. Despite the euro's problems the number of countries that want to join the bloc, and by implication the common currency, have not decreased. The signing of the fiscal pact also shows a desire to move towards creating a joint economic government.
Dmitri Medvedev had to come here and look EU leaders in the eyes even though many have deep reservations about the democratic standards in Russia. President Medvedev is not seeking re-election, for that reason the next EU-Russia summit with his likely successor Vladimir Putin will arguably be more important.
This twin summit began by looking at ways to shore up the relatively small Greek economy. In the end one of its main tasks will be to fix the cracks appearing between the EU's biggest member states.