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Official: EU tries for new eurozone accord
Official: EU fails to agree on treaty change with 27 states, tries instead for eurozone accord
By The Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) ' A European Union official says the 27 EU leaders have failed to agree on changing their treaty and the 17 eurozone countries are now trying to reach their own accord.

The official said early Friday that other non-euro countries are invited to join the new treaty.

The official was speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential information.

The new treaty is meant to set up much tighter rules on national fiscal policy for the 17 countries that use the euro in an attempt to solve the worsening debt crisis.

However, failure to get the whole EU to agree on the new rules is bound to complicate these issues.

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