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Mar 17: Desire to impress Obama may unite EU at G20

European Union heads of state and government gather in Brussels this week for the Spring European Council. They'll be discussing energy security and a new Eastern Partnership but top of the agenda will be the economic crisis. The politicians will be attempting to hammer out a common approach which they can take to the G20 meeting in April. Denis MacShane, MP for Rotherham and a former Europe Minister, tells Richard Edgar, he thinks that the prospect of President Barack Obama's first visit to Europe will help concentrate minds among Europe's leaders.