24 October 2013

European Council Conclusions - October 2013

The European Council on 24-25 October 2013 focused on the digital economy, innovation and services which are of particular potential for growth and jobs in Europe. Moreover, the European Council looked at different economic and social policy areas and held an in-depth discussion on completing the Economic and Monetary Union. It focused in particular on enhanced economic policy coordination, strengthening the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union and completing the Banking Union.  It also looked ahead to the Eastern Partnership Summit which will be held in Vilnius on 28 and 29 November 2013 and expressed its deep sadness at the recent tragic events in the Mediterranean in which hundreds of people lost their lives and decided to step up the Union's action so as to prevent such tragedies from happening again.

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