The heads of state and government also discussed the situation in Syria.
Following are highlights of leaders comments after the meeting:
GREEK PRIME MINISTER LUCAS PAPADEMOS
ON ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SITUATION IN GREECE:
"The time has come to replace the vicious cycle of recession and budget cuts with a virtuous cycle of reforms and growth. Everyone understands that now, both in Greece and in Europe."
"These (EU growth) measures open a window of opportunity to get out of the crisis."