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More details on government positions. The FT has just posted a piece giving worrying further details of the Development Committee talks today. It focusses in particular on where the Europeans stand.

"A senior European official told the Financial Times that unless the White House withdrew its support, European countries were not sufficiently united to succeed in an immediate attempt to force Mr Wolfowitz’s removal".

"A series of European ministers voiced sharp public criticism of Mr Wolfowitz over the weekend ... but Europe’s position was not united, according to the European official. Germany and the UK were leading the fight against Mr Wolfowitz with France and Spain more willing to sit on the sidelines, he said".

I'm going to check in with my colleagues in Eurodad network member organisations to dig for more detail on their governments' stances.

Alex Wilks ~ April 15, 2007

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