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PM attending European Council

Prime Minister David Cameron is attending a European Council meeting in Brussels from 24 to 25 March.

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The meeting is expected to focus on the situation in Libya and the region. EU leaders will be updated on progress in the campaign so far and will discuss Europe’s overall policies towards the region in order to support the transition to more open and democratic societies.

EU leaders are also expected to discuss how best Europe can support Japan as it rebuilds both physically and economically following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Other topics under discussion will be the eurozone and the wider economic growth agenda.

Arriving at the meeting, the Prime Minsiter said:

The agenda in Britain was for a budget for British growth: the agenda here (at the summit) is to get Europe growing, cutting back regulation, signing free trade deals.

On 18 March 2011, Prime Minister David Cameron and eight other EU leaders sent a joint letter outlining the priorities for European growth to President Van Rompuy and President Barroso of the European Council.

Mr Cameron is expected to give a short press conference following the conclusion of the European Council meeting on Friday afternoon.

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Published 24 March 2011