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EU summit: UK and Czechs refuse to join fiscal agreement

Twenty-five of the EU's 27 member states have agreed to join a fiscal treaty to enforce budget discipline.

The Czech Republic and the UK refused to sign up.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said his government would act if the treaty threatened UK interests.

The Czechs are reported to have cited "constitutional reasons" for their refusal.

Gavin Hewitt reports.

  • 30 Jan 2012
  • From the section Europe