EU leaders sign new debt treaty.
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EU 'debt brake' deal signed without Britain

European leaders in Brussels have signed a new treaty designed to strengthen budgetary discipline by introducing a "debt brake" into national laws.

Britain and the Czech Republic were alone among the 27 EU members in refusing to agree to the deal.

It is aimed at preventing a repeat of the current crisis affecting the eurozone.

The BBC's Europe correspondent Matthew Price reports.

  • 02 Mar 2012
  • From the section Europe
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