As it happened: EU summit

Key points

  • Eurozone members have agreed to a new tax and budget pact to tackle the debt crisis
  • Other EU members say they intend to sign up, although some need parliamentary approval
  • Britain has ruled out joining the new agreement because of objections to new financial regulations
  • German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, says the deal is a "tremendous step towards a stable Europe"
  • Croatia has signed an accession treaty to join the EU in 2013
  • All times GMT

Join the discussion

Comment here

The BBC may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.
Your comments may be published on any BBC media worldwide.

Terms and conditions

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.