European shares rise for fourth day

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The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.6 percent at 993.08 points. The index is down 5 percent this year after gaining nearly 26 percent in 2009.

The market got support following comments by Rompuy, who said that several key euro zone officials had reached a deal to help Greece in its debt crisis.

Full story: European shares rise for fourth day via Reuters