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EU Creates Room for Lisbon Fix, Intent on Staying Focused on Challenges

Brussels, 20 June - EU leaders moved to create room to put the EU treaty back on track and refused to have the issue consume their agenda at their two-day summit in Brussels. Determined to show that their focus was still on key challenges, the leaders decided that EU member states will take steps to tackle high food and oil prices.

Brussels, Belgium
Prime Minister and European Council President Janez Jansa (left) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels
French President Nicolas Sakorzy at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels
French President Nicolas Sakorzy at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels
French President Nicolas Sakorzy at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels
French President Nicolas Sakorzy at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels
French President Nicolas Sakorzy at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels
French President Nicolas Sakorzy at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels
French President Nicolas Sakorzy at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Prime Minister and European Council President Janez Jansa at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Prime Minister and European Council President Janez Jansa at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Prime Minister and European Council President Janez Jansa at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Prime Minister and European Council President Janez Jansa at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Prime Minister and European Council President Janez Jansa at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Prime Minister and European Council President Janez Jansa at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Prime Minister and European Council President Janez Jansa at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Prime Minister and European Council President Janez Jansa at a news conference following the EU summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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