Stunned by EU vote, European leaders urge change

European leaders have called for change in the wake of the dramatic popular swing to anti-EU and far right parties in Sunday’s European Parliament elections. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Merkel said Monday that boosting the economy and creating jobs are the key to countering those election gains. Merkel said it was up to the established parties of Europe to win voters back by focusing on improving competitiveness, on growth and creating jobs. British prime minister David Cameron said: “People are deeply disillusioned with the European Union. The EU needs to change; it can’t be business as usual.”

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