EU calls extraordinary summit on May 23

The president of the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy called an extraordinary meeting of heads of state on Tuesday, setting the date for Wednesday, May 23.

The focus of the meeting is expected to be a discussion on measures to boost growth in stagnant economies.

Rompuy said on Twitter that the meeting would be an «informal dinner,» where it is expected that the heads of the EU’s member states will present their ideas for moving away from austerity-based policies to growth-enhancing measures as criticism grows of the EU’s approach to the crisis in the bloc.