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EU leaders agree investment package to boost economy

BRUSSELS, Dec 18 (Reuters) – European Union leaders endorsed
a new investment programme intended to kick start economic
growth in the bloc at a summit in Brussels, which its chairman
said would end late on Thursday, half a day earlier than
planned.

“We agreed three things: one, we call for the urgent
establishment of a European fund for strategic investments; two,
a renewed commitment to intensify structural reforms; three,
continued efforts to ensure sound public finances,” European
Council President Donald Tusk said in a video statement.

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      "Editor for political and general news across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 21 years with Reuters, have reported widely on conflict, elections, society, economics, culture and sport from postings in Paris, Moscow, Berlin, London, Baghdad and Jerusalem."
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