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EU Economic Pact, December 2011

Published December 9, 2011

After EU Council summit talks in Brussels, at which France and Germany urged EU member states to overhaul EU treaties in an attempt to remedy the debt crisis, the UK opted out, citing the proposed financial services tax. The 17 Eurozone members and six other states agreed instead on this pact, reached on December 9, 2011, without the UK's participation.