On his arrival in Brussels ahead of an EU summit hoping to tackle the eurozone crisis, David Cameron told reporters: "We are in a global race and we need to make sure we are competitive and the EU is competitive."
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The Eiffel Tower in Paris was plunged into darkness, with the Burj Khalifa in Dubia emblazoned with the Union Jack.