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PM meeting with European leaders

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The PM discussed priorities for G8 with European leaders Van Rompuy, Merkel, Hollande, Barosso and Monti.

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister had a constructive discussion ahead of the G8 Summit in Camp David this weekend. “He discussed with the others their priorities for G8; the Eurozone - including Greece, growth, and the importance of expanding trade relations between the US and the EU.

On the Eurozone, the Prime Minister emphasised the importance of Greece and the Eurozone taking decisive action to ensure financial stability and prevent contagion. He repeated what he had said in his speech earlier today; that there is a need for monetary action to stimulate growth; for structural reform to increase competitiveness in the EU; that the right governance arrangements had to be in place; and that countries throughout the Eurozone should take the necessary action to tackle unsustainable deficits.