After a marathon two-day summit on 23-24 October, EU leaders agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40%, and increase energy efficiency and renewables by at least 27%. They also committed to do more to boost growth and jobs and asked the Commission to draft a proposal by December. Meanwhile, a furious David Cameron vowed the United Kingdom would not pay the €2.1 billion bill it was handed by EU on Thursday.
The summit has also offered EU leaders the opportunity to thank outgoing José Manuel Barroso and Herman Van Rompuy, and officially welcome the new European Commission, which was approved in the European Parliament in a vote yesterday (22 October).
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