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French pres: Talks on further euro union postponed

 European Council President Herman Van Rompuy speaks during a media conference at an EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 28, 2012. European leader...

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European Council President Herman Van Rompuy speaks during a media conference at an EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 28, 2012. European leader...

The French president says discussions on the future deepening of the Europe's economic and monetary union, as proposed by four senior EU officials, have been put off until October.
The item had been on the agenda of a summit of European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday. Talks were tense, however. Spain and Italy declined to sign off on a proposed stimulus package unless they received assurances that action would be taken to reduce their borrowing costs.
French President Francois Hollande said early Friday, "If you were expecting a decision tonight on a federal Europe, you were misinformed." However an EU official had said the item would be discussed, with an interim report on progress due in October.
Hollande said he was disappointed with the summit's results.


Updated : 2021-09-17 09:06 GMT+08:00