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A plan for growth in Europe

Joint letter to President Van Rompuy and President Barroso suggests priority areas for action.

The letter from David Cameron and eleven other leaders, highlights eight areas where the European Union should prioritise efforts in the coming months, and comes ahead of next week’s European Council.

The initiative follows a series of bilateral meetings between the Prime Minister and other European leaders where David Cameron has repeatedly made the case for concrete action at EU-level to create jobs and generate prosperity.

During a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Monti, in January, the two leaders agreed that their countries should work together to deliver practical measures to unlock the potential of the single market.

Since then, the UK has been working with other like-minded countries to pursue this agenda.

Amongst those who have signed the letter is the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, who the Prime Minister will meet at Downing St tomorrow.

Read the full text of the letter here.

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