Statement on the European Council meeting

01 February 2012

Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 31 January on the informal summit of the European Council on Monday 30 January.

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The Prime Minister outlined matters discussed at the meeting including measures needed to restore Europe’s competitiveness; the separate intergovernmental treaty on fiscal discipline in the eurozone; and, the statement issued on Iran, Syria and Burma.

Leader of the Opposition, Edward Miliband responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on the European Union in the Topics and News sections.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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