EU nations are condemning moves by Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to take control of key ministries in defiance of a power-sharing deal with opposition parties.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says the European Union does not support the “attempted power grab being made by the Mugabe regime.” Miliband says he hopes South Africa’s former president Thabo Mbeki can mediate a solution that will allow opposition groups to share power with Mugabe as was agreed in September.

EU foreign ministers are discussing the situation in Zimbabwe at talks in Luxembourg on Monday.