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EU salutes pro-democracy protests in Egypt


LONDON (AP) -- The European Union has saluted the courage of the pro-democracy protesters who forced the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said that, by standing down, Mubarak "has listened to the voices of the Egyptian people and has opened the way to faster and deeper reforms."

Ashton says that "it is important now that the dialogue is accelerated leading to a broad-based government."

EU Parliament President Jerzy Buzek says the Egyptian people now want the old regime to be completely dismantled.

He said Friday, "Europe will measure the next steps in the fulfillment of the people's demand by repealing the emergency laws and by ending all intimidation of journalists, human rights defenders or political dissidents."

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