Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has said that he believes the EU should maintain a "common approach" towards Syria.
Why have those that closed their embassies in Syria let Syrian ones in their countries remain open? We still have our eyes and ears there.
And we have argued that EU should have a common approach on these issues. That's how we can be effective.
Around the world, patience ran out with Syria's President Assad. Ambassadors and diplomats were expelled from embassies, including in the UK
A look at what countries have expelled Syrian diplomats in the wake of the Houla massacre
Countries from Australia to the UK have expelled Syrian diplomats in a coordinated move to step up pressure against the regime.