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EU 'too big, too bossy', says Cameron at vote postmortem

Published on May 28, 2014 1:46 AM

BRUSSELS (AFP) - EU leaders wrestled on Tuesday for a joint response to a dismal European vote that saw dramatic gains by radical anti-establishment parties, with Britain, Germany and France calling for EU reforms.

The anti-EU surge shows the European Union has got "too big and too bossy", said British Prime Minister David Cameron on arriving for an informal summit due to take stock of the election disaster.

The vote "is a clear message that we cannot just shrug off... and carry on as before," he added.

"The EU has got too big, too bossy, too interfering and needs to concentrate on growth and jobs."

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