9/13/2008

The coming days: The week ahead

Another attempt by Nicolas Sarkozy, the EU president, to resolve the stand-off with Russia

• THE French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, is scheduled to travel to Russia on Monday September 8th, in his latest attempt to push for a resolution to the stand-off in Georgia, where Russian forces remain. Mr Sarkozy, who holds the presidency of the European Union, is trying to get Russia to comply with a peace plan that he promoted in August. Russia's newly aggressive foreign policy is causing concern in Ukraine, too, where political infighting also threatens government instability. On Tuesday a summit between the EU and Ukraine is scheduled to take place.

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