EU summit revamps priorities after parliamentary voter shock

In response to the strong message of discontent from voters to the European Parliament, 28 European Union leaders meeting in Brussels Wednesday agreed to revaluate current economic policies. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy was asked to formulate proposals to focus on growth, creating jobs and investment, and less regulation and economic austerity. Despite the dramatic gains made by anti-EU and far right groups in Sunday’s election, the mainstream pro-European parties retained their lead.

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