European Council: extracts from the roundtable
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council
End production: 26/03/2010 First transmission: 26/03/2010
On the second day of the European Council, Heads of State and Government will focus on the follow-up to the Copenhagen Conference, both as regards the international negotiation process and the Union's relations with its strategic partners
EU Leaders will also discuss the European Commission's 2020 strategy for jobs and growth and exchange views on the main issues on the agenda of the forthcoming G20 Summit in Toronto.
On Thursday, countries from Eurozone have agreed on a financial backstop for Greece that will combine bilateral loans from other eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund, a move aimed at stopping the government debt crisis that has undermined the shared currency.
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||Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish Prime Minister (2 shots)
||Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank and Borut Pahor, Slovenian Prime Minister
||José Manuel Barroso, EC President and Jan Peter Balkenende, Dutch Prime Minister (2 shots)
||Frederik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister, Matti Vanhanen, Finnish Prime Minister and Dalia Grybauskaité, Lithuanian President
||Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank, and Traian Basescu, Romanian President
||José Manuel Barroso and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
||Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, Werner Faymann, Austrian Federal Chancellor and Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
||Nicolas Sarkozy, French President Borut Pahor and Slovenian Prime Minister
||Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister
||Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, Brian Cowen, Irish Prime Minister and Demetris Christofias, President of Cyprus