Leaders agree to review European Union agenda

President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy. Credit: TT News Agency

European Union leaders have agreed to re-evaluate economic area's agenda after voters sent a strong message, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has said.

He was speaking after a meeting in Brussels to discuss big election gains by populist and far-right parties.

Mr Van Rompuy said leaders of the 28 member states had asked him to launch consultations on future policies.

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Leaders set to review EU's agenda after Eurosceptic surge

European leaders will review the economic area's agenda after voters "sent a strong message" in the election which saw a surge from Eurosceptic parties, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has said.