Anti-austerity protesters in Brussels
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EU summit: Austerity push challenged amid mass protests

The issues of jobs and growth have dominated EU talks in Brussels, amid mass protests in the Belgian capital.

France, Italy and some other countries pushed for growth-friendly spending to tackle the problems, while Germany advocated strict austerity measures.

Thousands of protesters rallied outside the summit venue, saying government spending cuts were hitting jobs.

James Kelly reports.

  • 15 Mar 2013
  • From the section Europe