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In the wake of recent attacks in Egypt against Christian Copts that left 21 dead and those in October against a church in Baghdad (46 dead), some in Europe are calling for a European response. French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie planned to send a letter to fellow foreign ministers, to be signed by Italian Minister Franco Frattini as well, calling for this matter to be placed on the agenda of the next Council of EU foreign ministers, on 31 January. Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani (Italy) stepped out of his area of competence to call for a discussion by the College of Commissioners on freedom of religion and...

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