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Sep 6: Barroso calls for cool heads, not Cold War

Next week's diplomatic discussions with Russia will focus on the status of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, says José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, and will recognise Russia's right to defend its legitimate interests. At a press conference at the Ambrosetti forum in northern Italy, he tells Guy Dinmore that the EU recognises Russia's right to defend its legitimate interests through diplomacy and dialogue. He also admits European growth will moderate and on sovereign wealth funds he calls for a global voluntary code of conduct.