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EU leaders eye 'drastic' action to tackle jobs crisis

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European leaders on Thursday tried to come up with new measures to tackle the crisis-hit continent's soaring jobs crisis, but the head of the European Parliament warned that the plans were "a drop in the ocean". 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) chats with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (L) and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite chat prior to a roundtable meeting at the EU headquarters on June 27, 2013 in Brussels, during European Union leaders summit.

"We're here to fight youth unemployment, a most urgent concern for our societies," European president Herman Van Rompuy said as he opened the summit to which trade union leaders had also been invited to attend for the first time.

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