Van Rompuy: We will pursue comprehensive deficit strategy

As far as Europe is concerned my message is straightforward - we are determined to stay the course, we will pursue our comprehensive strategy to decrease deficits and debts and to return to growth and job creation based on structural reforms, investments and trade.

– Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

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PM: Need decisive action on euro

The PM has warned European leaders the eurozone must take "decisive action to ensure financial stability and prevent contagion." Fitch ratings agency says all euro members face being downgraded if Greece's elections don't produce a stable government