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
Type: Best-of Reference: I-073899 Date: 03/07/2012 Duration: 49:37Personalities: Andrus Ansip, Angela Merkel, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Boyko Borissov, Dalia Grybauskaitė, David Cameron [Prime Minister], Demetris Christofias, Donald Tusk, Eamon Gilmore, Elio Di Rupo, Enda Kenny, François Hollande, Fredrik Reinfeldt, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Herman van Rompuy, Janez Janša, Jean-Claude Juncker, José Manuel Barroso, Jyrki Katainen, Karolos Papoulias, Lawrence Gonzi, Mariano Rajoy Brey, Mario Draghi, Mario Monti, Mark Rutte, Martin Schulz, Pedro Passos Coelho, Petr Nečas, Robert Fico, Uwe Corsepius, Valdis Dombrovskis, Victor Ponta, Viktor Orbán, Werner Faymann, Zoran MilanovićLocation:Brussels - Council/Justus Lipsius Languages:ORIGINAL,