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Barroso Confident That Crisis-Response Deal Reachable, EU Says

October 21, 2011

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union said European Commission President Jose Barroso is “confident that a deal can be reached” on a comprehensive response to the debt crisis.

Barroso reiterated that a “decisive response is essential” at the Oct. 23 summit of national leaders to restore market confidence, Pia Ahrenkilde-Hansen, a spokeswoman for the commission, told reporters in Brussels today.

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