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Free Savchenko, the EU's new watchword

FreeSavchenko CME AffEtr@UE140209(BRUSSELS2) There were around fifteen EU foreign affairs ministers from the Estonian Keit Pentus-Rosimannus (left) to the Pole Grzegorz Schetyna via the Belgian D. Reynders, or the Lithuanian L. Linkevicius or Pierre Sellal, the French ambassador to the EU (representing Minister Laurent Fabius who left earlier) posing on the stage usually reserved for family photos of the European Council, poster in hand in support, to demand the release of Ukrainian pilot Savchenko held prisoner in Russia. Symbolic gesture, quite rare…   MinisterLiberPilotSavchenoUkrain@UE150209

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).