â¿¿SUMMER SUMMIT BREAKTHROUGHThe groundwork for Thursday's decisions was laid in late June, when leaders meeting in Brussels took new steps to steady banks and governments. As well as agreeing on the need for the single supervisor, the leaders got the ball rolling on creating closer economic and financial ties. This would involve giving the EU a say over national budgets as well as funding infrastructure projects in financially troubled nations to fight unemployment and boost growth.
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