EU ‘very concerned’ about failure of mediation attempts in Egypt


The European Union said it was very concerned about the reported failure of diplomatic efforts to end Egypt’s political crisis and urged all sides to reach a peaceful solution.

“We are very concerned about the latest reports,” Michael Mann, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said, commenting on the Egyptian presidency’s statement that international mediation efforts had ended.
“The EU is urging all political groups to find a peaceful solution to the current stalemate. We are present on the ground talking to all sides,” he said, referring to EU envoy Bernardino Leon who is on a mediation mission to Egypt, Reuters reports.