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EU summit: Austerity push challenged amid mass protests

15 March 2013 Last updated at 07:35 GMT

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.