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EU FLOP: Von der Leyen red-faced as behind-closed-doors summit ends with NO agreement

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They failed to rally behind a €750 billion proposal put forward by Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission’s president, at a crunch video conference. After over four hours of bitter wrangling, the EU27 decided to walk away from the talks and try again in a month. Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen announced that leaders would likely be able to hold a face-to-face summit for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak.

He said: “It is the expectation that we will meet physically in around one month’s time.”



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