The EU Heads of State or Government gathered in Brussels on 28 and 29 June 2012 for a European Council meeting.
The EU leaders reaffirmed their commitment to preserve the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and put it on a more solid basis for the future. That is why they decided on a "Compact for Growth and Jobs", encompassing action to be taken by the Member States and the European Union with the aim of relaunching growth, investment and employment as well as making Europe more competitive. They also endorsed the country-specific recommendations to guide Member States' policies and budgets. SHOTLIST