Statement on the EU Council

03 July 2012

Prime Minister, David Cameron made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 2 July on the meeting of the European Council on 28 and 29 June 2012.

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The Prime Minister outlined the Government's three objectives from the meeting of the European Council on 28 and 29 June 2012, which included, 'first, for eurozone members to take the urgent action needed to deal with the immediate crisis; secondly, to secure a comprehensive growth package firmly focused on Britain's priorities; and thirdly to send a clear message to the rest of Europe about what we expect from the budget negotiations to come.'

Leader of the Opposition, Ed 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 EU 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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