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Pressure on David Cameron ahead of EU crisis summit

8 December 2011 Last updated at 14:00 GMT

With the future of the Euro under threat, David Cameron is to travel to Brussels ahead of a key EU summit to tackle the eurozone debt crisis.

He faces pressure from France and Germany to accept a new treaty, and demands from his party at home to hold firm on British interests.

Meanwhile the European Central Bank has cut interest rates to a record low, underlining how precarious is the state of the economy across the continent.

Matthew Price reports from Brussels.