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 EU Leaders Refused to Meet With Putin at G-20 Summit - Media

Leaders of the European Union have no plans of bilateral meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit, which will take place on Nov. 15-16 in Australia.

This was stated by a source in the European Commission, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"There is no provision for a bilateral meeting," the source said.

According to it, the issue of Ukraine will not be considered during the summit either. The source stated that the issues that will dominate the agenda are economic growth, financial rules, trade, banking union, energy, climate change, the Ebola virus.

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"The economy has not yet recovered after the crisis, but we see the foundation for growth. G-20 will talk about the actions that will accelerate this growth and make it sustainable. We are looking for a strong signal from the leaders on this issue," the source noted.

At the summit the EU will be represented by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.

Meanwhile, Prime Ministers of Australia and the Netherlands, Tony Abbott and Mark Rutte plan to meet with Vladimir Putin in the context of the MH17 flight, which was shot down over the Donbas on Jul. 17. The passengers were mostly citizens of the Netherlands and Australia.


 
 
 
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