EU leaders meet for budget talks

A tetchy EU budget summit may run into the weekend and even then, as in 2005, end in stalemate.

22nd November, 2012
EU leaders meet for budget talks
Herman van Rompuy: plans one-on-one meetings.

* With reporting by Bloomberg News

Leaders of the 27 EU countries gather today in Brussels to square off over subsidies for everything from bridges and windmills to olive trees and the dwindling honeybee population.

At issue is a €1 trillion, seven-year budget for the region, to run from 2014 to 2020.

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