EU leaders agree investment package to boost economy

December 18, 2014 9:37 PM

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EU leaders agree investment package to boost economy

BRUSSELS (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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