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Van Rompuy May Delay Oct. 17-18 European Summit, Official Says

October 10, 2011

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- European Union President Herman Van Rompuy may delay an Oct. 17-18 meeting of government leaders, an EU official said as the region seeks to stem the Greece- triggered debt crisis.

Van Rompuy may postpone the summit in Brussels until Oct. 23, the official said today on the condition of anonymity. An announcement may come later today, according to the official.

At the moment, the EU’s 27 national leaders are due to meet on Oct. 17 and euro-area leaders plan to gather on Oct. 18.

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