The prime ministers of 12 European Union (EU) member countries today (February 20) [ASSET_HREF_ERROR] a joint letter setting out a "plan for growth in Europe".
The group, which included the prime ministers from the UK, Italy, Slovakia and Spain, said they had met at a "perilous moment" for economies across Europe. "Growth has stalled. Unemployment is rising. Citizens and businesses are facing their toughest conditions for years," the letter said.
The leaders acknowledged that as major competitor