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
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